International Education Policy Student Receives Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation


Hang Le, a graduate student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program, has been awarded the Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study, “The Racial Grammar of South-South Cooperation: Vietnamese Development Experts in Mozambique.”

Presented by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), the Gail P. Kelly Award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. or Ed.D. dissertations that address social justice and equity issues in an international context.

Le’s dissertation provides an analysis of the south-south international development between Vietnam and Mozambique, colonialism, education in international development, and racism,  offering an important contribution to the understanding of international education development policy and practice as well as attempts to strive for a better world. 

Le will be honored at the upcoming Annual Meeting of CIES in February 2023.