Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was recently named the winner of the Van J. Symons Distinguished Service Award by ASIANetwork, a consortium of 165 liberal arts colleges with programs in Asian Studies. The award was presented at the organization’s annual conference that took place in Oak Brook, Ill., April 7 to 9.
Trivedi served on the ASIANetwork board of directors from 2007 to 2010 and since 2011 has served as co-editor of its journal, the ASIANetwork Exchange: a Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts. Her term as editor will end in June.
Under the leadership of Trivedi and her co-editor, Professor of Philosophy Erin McCarthy of St. Lawrence University, the ASIANetwork Exchange was transformed into a double-blind peer reviewed and open access journal. With the help of funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the journal is available free to readers around the world through the Open Library of the Humanities.
ASIANetwork’s distinguished service award is named in honor of Van Symons, professor of history emeritus at Augustana College, who served the organization as a board member, board chair, executive director and director of the Freeman Foundation Student-Faculty Fellow Programs.