Maressa Park winner of the 2022 Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Asian American Studies

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The 2022 Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Asian American Studies Recipient is Maressa Park

After reviewing a large volume of excellent essays, the ASAM Faculty Steering Committee is proud to announce this year's recipient of the Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize:  Maressa Park for her essay "Linguistic, Visual, and Psychological Tactics and Euphemistic Effects of Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War I"

Maressa Park (she/her) is a rising senior pursuing an English major and Asian American Studies and Linguistics minors.  She is passionate about the expansion and prioritization of Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies programs in the Penn/Philadelphia community and beyond. She is also an Excelano Project member, Stouffer Steering Vice President, and a Camp Kesem counselor. In her free time, she enjoys making art, reading, running, and rewatching Avatar.

The Dr. Rosane Rocher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Asian American Studies is awarded annually in honor of Dr. Rosane Rocher, the first Director of Asian American Studies at Penn. The ASAM program invites students and instructors to submit academic papers within any field of Asian American Studies.

Read the essay here!