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2020 Award Recipients

CIES SAIS SIG Awards Committee Co-Chairs:
Dr. Roy Y. Chan,
Indiana University Bloomington (USA)
Dr. Ryan Allen, Chapman University (USA)

Best Article Award: Exploring the intersection of transnationalism and critical race theory: a critical race analysis of international student experiences in the United States (2019) by Dr. Christina W. Yao, University of South Carolina (USA) Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) Victoria K. Malaney Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) ||Honorable Mention: Voluntarily exiled? Korean state’s cultural politics of young adults’ social belonging and Korean students’ exile to a US community college (2019) by Dr. Sujung Kim, City University of New York (CUNY) (USA)|| Honorable Mention: Intra-European student mobility and the different meanings of ‘Europe’ (2019) by Dr. Christof Van Mol, Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Best Book Award: 50 Years of US Study Abroad Students: Japan as a Gateway to Asia and Beyond (2019) by Dr. Sarah Asada, Kyoritsu Women’s University, Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) || Honorable Mention: Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning (2019) by Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby, California Colleges for International Education (USA) and Dr. Greg Malveaux, Montgomery College (USA) ||Honorable Mention: The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice (2019) by Dr. Cristina Sanz, Georgetown University (USA) and Dr. Alfonso Morales, Georgetown University (USA)

Best Dissertation Award: Letting the Village by the Teacher: A Critical Ethnographic Case Study of Community-based Learning in Northern Thailand (2019) by Dr. Lauren Collins, University of Denver (USA) || Honorable Mention: A Study of Malaysian Undergraduate Student Adjustment in Australia (2019) by Dr. Sarifah Nurhanum binti Syed Sahuri, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Malaysia) || Honorable Mention: Exploring the Socialization and Transnational Social Fields of International Doctoral Scholarship Students: Experiences of African Agricultural Scientists (2019) by Dr. Jennifer Jerusha Marcy, Michigan State University (USA)

Early Career/Practitioner AwardDr. Masha Krsmanovic, University of Central Florida (USA)

Outstanding Faculty for Internationalization AwardDr. Matthew Thomas, The University of Sydney (Australia)

Campus Internationalization AwardDr. Gregory Malveaux, Montgomery College (USA)

2020 SIG Business Meeting and Award Ceremony


The idea of this SIG started from a group of enthusiastic scholars and practitioners who have been regularly writing and publishing on international student studies including in the Journal of International Students, under the leadership to Dr. Krishna Bista.

2020 SIG Business Meeting and Award Ceremony


to promote interdisciplinary scholarship opportunities and critical dialogues by connecting professionals and academics who are involved in serving the international student population.

2020 SIG Business Meeting and Award Ceremony


a professional network of researchers and practitioners working to understand the issues and challenges as well as share the best practices related to international student mobility in K-12 and beyond, education abroad, and exchange programs globally.

Let’s work together.

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