Liu Institute awards Justice and Asia grants to nine projects

Author: Liu Institute

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies recently approved nine Justice and Asia grants to faculty and students to carry out projects in support of the institute’s organizing theme of examining justice in relationship to Asia from a range of perspectives, including social, political, economic, cultural, historical, and linguistic.

“It is gratifying to see our Justice and Asia theme expanding,” said Liu Institute Director Michel Hockx. “We approved more projects this year than ever before, and it’s exciting to add new projects while continuing to support the growth of existing collaborations.”

The 2022-23 awardees are listed below.


Diane Desierto and Garrett Pacholl, faculty-student team: “Environmental Activism and Legal Action: Holistic Climate Justice in the Philippines”

Benjamin Francis, graduate student: “Un(ful)filled Hopes: Ward-level Empty Electoral Quota Seats for Women and Marginalised Communities in Nepal”

Clara Grillo, undergraduate student: “China's ‘Later, Longer, Fewer’ Campaign and Intergenerational Transfers to Elderly Parents”

Daniel Graff, Clemens Sedmak, and William Purcell, faculty team: “Learning from the Struggle for Wage Justice in Bangladesh”

Victoria Hui, faculty: “Narrative Justice: When All is Lost”

Susan Ostermann and Isa Sheikh, faculty-student team: “Internal Democratization: Explaining the 2018 Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Merger in Pakistan”

Xian Wang, faculty: “Voices of ‘Comfort Women’ in China”


Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun, faculty team: “Embodied Justice: Mediating Asian Trauma and Memory through Performance”

Jessica McManus Warnell, Noriko Hanabusa, Anna Geltzer, Sisi Meng, and Amy Hixon, faculty team working with students: “Decent Work, Environmental Justice, and Fukushima”


Originally published by Liu Institute at on May 25, 2023.