Wilma Andersson Receives Grant from Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Congratulations to our doctoral studentĀ Wilma Andersson (BA and MA in English philology) who is awarded a finalizing grant from Alfred Kordelin Foundation to complete her doctoral dissertation. Wilma is currently a doctoral researcher in the Doctoral Program in Philosophy, Arts, and Society at the University of Helsinki. Her dissertation examines the tensions between Chinese collectivistic values and Western individualistic principles in six Chinese American novels published between the 1970s and the 1990s. Her research interests include Asian American literary criticism, Asian American history, postcolonial literary criticism, literary disability studies as well as social psychology. Her research is funded by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.