Xin Peng (Cinema and Media Studies) is the 2021 recipient of the Hartsock Graduate Student Award. Peng's essay, "Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa: Racial Performance, Ornamentalism, and Yellow Voice(s) in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)" provides orignial contributions to feminist theory and engages powerfully with the production of gendered bodies, racial formation and imperial orders.
There were 15 applications total, and several of the submissions were excellent. Peng's essay stood out among a very strong applicant pool.
Congratulations Xin Peng!
This award honors Nancy Hartsock, a feminist political theorist who was a professor in the departments of Political Science and Women’s Studies (now known as Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) at the University of Washington. The award recognizes graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrate through writing or research, excellent and noteworthy contributions to the field of feminist theory, with a preference that the funds shall be used to recognize extraordinary writing in feminist theory.