Each year, the Suzanne Wilson Barnett Writing Award is given to an outstanding paper written in an Asian Studies course at Puget Sound. Professor Barnett taught in the Asian Studies Program and History Department for 34 years from 1974 to 2007. She was instrumental in establishing and developing the program and served as Director of the Asian Studies Program for many years.
Any paper of any length written for any Asian Studies course (including Asia-related first-year seminar courses) is eligible for the Barnett Award, as long as the course for which the paper was written took place in the current academic year (including summer session). Students must have declared the Asian Studies designation or any of the Asian Languages and Cultures majors or minors at the time of submission (first-year students do not need to have declared a minor or major yet to be eligible). Recipients of the Barnett Award receive a check for $250.
Please complete the form below to be considered for the Suzanne Wilson Barnett Writing Award.
The deadline is 1 p.m. on the Monday of spring semester finals week.