Assistant professor awarded the 2023 Best Article Award by the Comparative and International Education Society
Katie Koo, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, received the 2023 Best Article Award from the Comparative and International Education Society.
The award recognizes a published peer-reviewed article that contributes to the field of international education through its unique framework, methodology, or topic.
Koo received the award for her journal article titled “‘It Is Not My Fault’: Exploring Experiences and Perceptions of Racism Among International Students of Color During COVID-19,” published by the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. The article focuses on international students’ experiences of racial discrimination in U.S. higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By reporting unique experiences and challenges affecting the international students’ lives as immigrants and as a racially minoritized population studying and surviving at the U.S. institutions, this study helps researchers, advisors, and student affairs professionals gain a better understanding of these students’ unique challenge and experiences on racism under a special circumstance of the pandemic,” she said.
Koo accepted the award at the 2023 CIES Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 21.