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Graduate Student Profiles

Christopher Chacon

Cohort Year: 2016
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2013, History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies
M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2016, History

Advisor: Dr. Vinayak Chaturvedi
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Houri Berberian, Dr. James Robertson

First Field: South Asian History
Second Field: World History

Dissertation Title: The Birth of Global Hindutva


  • California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow – 2020 Cohort
  • AIIS Language Fellowship for Academic Year 2018-2019
  • UC Irvine Diversity Recruitment Fellowship for Fall 2016
  • 2016 Southern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Best Graduate Paper Award: World History
  • CSU Fullerton Emeriti Memorial Graduate Scholarship Fall 2015 Recipient
  • Elevar Scholars Program Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Member
  • Lawrence B. deGraaf Prize for the Best Overall Paper Spring 2016 Recipient
  • Lawrence B. deGraaf Outstanding Graduate Student Award Spring 2015 Recipient