2018 Blakemore Freeman Fellows

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Bundschuh, John - Japanese
B.A. 2009: Linguistics & Asian Studies, Tulane University
M.A. 2010: Linguistics, Tulane University
Ph.D. Candidate 2020: Japanese Linguistics, The Ohio State University

Cooper, Leigh - Korean
B.A. 2009: Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
M.F.A. 2017: Editing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul
Co-Founder, Do Stuff (New Media Production), Seoul

Davis, Victoria - Japanese
B.A. 2009: International Relations & Political Science, Elon University
M.Phil. 2012: International Relations, University of St. Andrews
Ph.D. Candidate 2021: Premodern Japanese Literature, University of Southern California

DeButts, Matthew - Chinese
B.A. 2014: Philosophy of Law, Amherst College
M.Law 2018: China Studies, Yenching Academy, Peking University

Harrold, Bennett - Chinese
B.A. 2005: Psychology & Economics, Saint Louis University
M.A. 2012: Teaching, Elementary Education, Dominican University
K-8 Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Holtz, Michael - Chinese
B.A. Political Science 2011: University of Kansas
Beijing Bureau Chief, The Christian Science Monitor

Huerta, Elise - Chinese
B.A. 2014: Asian Studies, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Candidate 2021: Modern Chinese Literature, Stanford University

Kay, Samuel - Chinese
B.A. 2012: International Studies, Miami University
B.A. 2012: Geography, Miami University
M.A. 2014: Geography, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. Candidate 2020: Geography, The Ohio State University

Klafka, Katarina - Japanese
B.A. 2016: Japanese Language & Culture, Washington University at Saint Louis
M.A. 2018: Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

Matsui, Austen - Japanese
B.A. 2012: Psychology, Carleton College
M.S. 2015 Counseling, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. Candidate 2021: Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Meador, James - Chinese
B.A. 2009: Religious Studies & Russian, Reed College
Ph.D. Candidate 2020: Linguistic Anthropology, University of Michigan

Rhoads, Elizabeth - Burmese
B.A. 2007: Politics, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College
M.A. 2011: Human Rights Law, SOAS, University of London
Ph.D. Candidate 2018: Law, King’s College, University of London

Schissler, Matthew - Burmese
B.A. 2007: Politics, Rhetoric & Film Studies, Whitman College
M.St. 2013: International Human Rights Law, New College, University of Oxford
Ph.D. Candidate 2022: Anthropology, University of Michigan

YaDeau, Camila - Chinese
B.A. 2012: Philosophy, Yale University
M.A. 2016: Rhetoric, UC-Berkeley
Ph.D. Candidate 2020: Rhetoric, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, UC-Berkeley