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Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award 2016: Tina Kong
"Proximities from Whiteness: Negotiating White Privilege and Racialized Citizenship in Velma Demerson’s Incorrigible" by Tina Kong
Congratulations to Ms. Tina Kong, an MA graduate in English, who won our 2016 Best Gradaute Student Paper award. Tina has quite an interesting migration story. Born and raised in Singapore, she moved to Vancouver B.C. in her late teens, where she earned her BA (University of British Columbia, 2013) and MA (Simon Fraser University, 2016) in Literature.
The winning paper examines the mechanics of white supremacy in mid-century Canada, as told through Velma Demerson's autobiography Incorrigible. The paper was completed as part of her capstone project under the supervision of Dr. Christine Kim. Tina's research interests are shaped by her fascination with movement and place, and the stories people tell to sustain us in our journeys. These questions have brought Tina to Hong Kong, where she is now pursuing a PhD at Hong Kong Baptist University.