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GS majors Lama and Pasiak awarded research grants

Two Global Studies majors have been selected to receive Independent Travel/Research Grants from St. Lawrence's Center for International and Intercultural Studies.  Both students will use the grants to conduct field research for their Senior Year Experience (SYE) project. 

Dolma Lama '14 was awarded a grant to support her project, "Filipina Migrant Women Fighting for Better Working Conditions."  Using funds from CIIS, Lama will travel to Toronto, Ontario, to explore the role of migrant women's organizations and other non-state actors in shaping policy affecting Migrant Domestic Workers (MDPs), with a focus on female migrants from the Philippines.  Lama is a previous recipient of the Tanner Fellowship and was also awarded a 2013 Davis Projects for Peace Grant.

Jordyn Pasiak '14 was awarded a grant to support her project, "Outlooks on Rape: Political and Economic Systems Defining Feminism in France and the United States."  Using funds from CIIS, Pasiak will travel to Rouen, France (where she previously studied as part of the university's Global Francophone Cultures program and year-long program in France) to explore the attitudes of French youth toward rape.  She will also interview members of advocacy organizations working on issues of sexual violence.