Nayoung Aimee Kwon named 2019 winner of Dean's Diversity Award

April 23, 2019

APSI Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon has been named the 2019 winner of the Trinity College Dean's Diversity Award. An Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Aimee Kwon is also the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program at Duke University. She has been a strong advocate for social and racial justice on campus and in the broader community, devoting scholarly attention to portrayals of gender and sexuality in film and other popular media.

In their nomination, her colleagues noted, “what is most impressive about Aimee’s contribution to the Duke community is her vision and leadership in promoting conversations around what needs to change fundamentally at Duke.”