CLASS - GA - The Kun Chen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Kun Chen started teaching at Cal Poly Pomona in September 2011 after she received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She instantly became one of the most popular professors among students. She loved her students and her colleagues as well. Her dissertation research on transnational Chinese entrepreneurs was a ground-breaking study bringing together issues in migration theory, cultural change, and emerging technologies. She continued her research even after her cancer diagnosis. A few months before she passed away, while under heavy cancer treatment, she presented her research to two conferences: a paper “Reflexive Subjectivity: An Ethnography of Transnational Chinese Professionals” at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences conference, and another paper “Understanding the Digital Tribe: Ethnographic Methods and Chinese High-technology Professionals” was presented to the annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference. She was particularly fascinated by the new “sharing economy,” businesses like Uber and Airbnb, not necessarily because she thought they were good from a labor or community standpoint but because of their fluid organization and overnight global impact.
Award period is 2021-2022
Recipients will be awarded $500, distributed in two semesters one in Fall 2021 and one in Spring 2022.
- Anthropology major
- Minimum Cal Poly Pomona GPA of 3.25
- Submit a current resume
- Address how will your study or activity of geography/anthropology contribute to your immediate or long-range career plans?
- Recipients must maintain full-time status to receive the award (this will be confirmed before scholarship funds are disbursed before the start of 2021-2022)
- Previous recipients are eligible to apply
For questions, please contact Dr. Kristen Conway-Gómez at email@example.com.
To begin the application process, please complete the general Bronco Scholarship Application first then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities>>Recommended” Tab and APPLY