Khai Hoan Nguyen is one of 150 women nationally awarded a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.
P.E.O. Scholars have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study, having assumed leadership positions in university academics, scientific research, medicine, law, performing arts, international economics, history, literature, government and other demanding fields.
Khai's research focuses on climate change resilience in coastal neighborhoods in New York City, especially those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Through embedded interviews, critical cartography, and institutional ethnography, she is exploring the relationship between coastal resilience building and what some term "climate gentrification." Congrats Khai!
More information about the P.E.O. Award can be found here: http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-scholar-awards