Zuo Awarded Barbour Scholarship

Weican Zuo, Ph.D. candidate in architecture, has been awarded a 2022-2023 Barbour Scholarship. Barbour Fellows are chosen based on their work’s potential contribution to their home country. Zuo’s work looks at inclusionary housing in China and how it affects cities, residents, policy outcomes, and more. 

According to Rackham Graduate School, “The Barbour Scholarships were endowed at the University of Michigan in 1917 by Levi Lewis Barbour for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from countries encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east to study modern science, medicine, mathematics, and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands.” 

Zuo said, “The Barbour Scholarship will support me to complete data collection and data analysis in the next academic year and move on to the dissertation writing phase. It will also support my career goal of promoting interdisciplinary research and architecture education in China and inspire the next generation of women students to succeed in their academic and professional careers.”

Visit the Rackham Graduate School website for more information on this year’s Barbour Scholarship awardees.