This prize honors Dr. Kristina Kade Troost, who had a distinguished career spanning 30 years at Duke. A historian by training, Dr. Troost was Duke’s first Japanese Studies Librarian and headed the International and Area Studies Department in the Library for 20 years. She also served as the much-beloved Director of Graduate Studies for the MA program in East Asian Studies at Duke and continues to be actively involved in the Triangle Forum for Japanese Studies. Through her various roles, Dr. Troost made invaluable contributions to East Asian Studies at Duke and beyond.
The purpose of the Kristina Troost Prize is to recognize the best undergraduate project in East Asian Studies at Duke. The project can be in the form of a substantial paper, visual art, film, or digital production, among others. The prize ($450) will be awarded annually by an APSI faculty committee and given in the spring semester.
To be considered for the prize, submit the application form(link is external), a copy of your project, and a nomination letter from a faculty member who supervised the project. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2022.