This spring, Ariella Napoli ’20 won the 2019 Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Award for her paper, “Plurality within Singularity: Choson Korea’s Neo-Confucian Framework.” The annual award recognizes undergraduate student research concerning Asia.

"As I finish my undergraduate career, winning this award is a great honor that marks the beginning of my career in academia," said Napoli, who is an Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures major.

Napoli’s essay will appear in a forthcoming issue of ASIANetwork Exchange. She will present her findings at this year’s ASIANetwork Annual Conference at the University of San Diego, April 12 – 14, 2019.

ASIANetwork is a consortium of over 170 North American colleges that strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world.