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Kailani Polzak and William Ma named winners of Outstanding GSI Award for 2015-2016



Help us in congratulating two of History of Art’s graduate students, Kailani Polzak and William Ma, recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!


The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors over 200 UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. These OGSI recipients are nominated from within their teaching department. The GSI Teaching & Resource Center gives the award recipients certificates of distinction and a celebratory Outstanding GSI Award Ceremony which will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the International House.

More about the Awardees:

Kailani Polzak (2008) is a Ph.D. candidate working on British, French, and Russian voyages to the Pacific and the picturing of human difference in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

William H. Ma (2008) is writing a dissertation on the art and craft workshops at the French Jesuit Orphanage Tushanwan in Shanghai in the early twentieth century. His main areas of interest include the artistic exchange between China and the West (Europe and America) during the late-imperial period, regionalism in Chinese art, and Chinese export art in Guangzhou (Canton).


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