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Fall 2014 Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient Wesley Lau '15

The Rockefeller Center is proud to announce the Fall 2014 recipients of the Senior Honors Thesis Grants. This series highlights each recipient of a Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant for Fall 2014.

The Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, see our website here.

Wesley Lau '15

Wesley Lau '15, from Seattle, is a double major in Japanese (AMELL) and Economics. He traveled to Tokyo on a language study abroad program during his freshman summer in 2012 and spent a week volunteering with other students and Professor Dorsey to clean up after the tsunami. Lau is interested in Japanese music and youth counterculture, and he spent his junior year working with Professor Dorsey as a Presidential Scholar researching the Japanese folk music movement and protests of the 1960s. This led him to explore modern day protests after the Fukushima nuclear disaster and write his senior honors thesis on the antinuclear sentiment in Japan and how the narratives that sprung up after the disaster in music and manga, or graphic novels, influence how it will be remembered by the public. His advisor is James Dorsey.

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