FLAS spotlight: Yuki Hoshino
History Ph.D. student Yuki Hoshino received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the Center for East Asian Studies to study Korean at Middlebury's Summer Language School. Read more about her experience below.
Why did you apply for the FLAS fellowship, and what drew you to this particular subject?
The FLAS fellowship was one of the most important sources of funding for learning the Korean language which is critical to my dissertation. My dissertation focuses on the urban world that U.S. policy created in East Asia in the mid-20th century.
What did you do for your FLAS fellowship? In addition to the language training and area studies research, did you travel to any conferences to present your research or publish your findings?
I had the opportunity to participate in an intensive summer language program at Middlebury College. My language training will be vital to conducting research over the coming years. I hope to turn my dissertation into a book upon graduation.
What have you learned from this experience?
Beside the linguistic ability, it was an enriching experience to witness the rich continuity of culture, tradition, and human stories that Korean-speaking people around the world have cultivated over centuries.