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Michelle J. Bellino receives the 2022 Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent

April 19, 2022

Presented by CIES, the award recognizes an outstanding scholarly article that explores themes related to people of African descent.


Michelle J. Bellino is the 2022 recipient of the Joyce Cain Award. Bellino is recognized for her article, “Education, Merit and Mobility: Opportunities and Aspirations of Refugee Youth in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp,” published in British Educational Research Journal

The Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on African Descendants is awarded each year by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) to honor the memory of Joyce Lynn Cain, a colleague whose scholarship on African descendants reflected her dedication to introducing individuals across ethnic boundaries to African culture.

Bellino received the award in a virtual ceremony on April 18, 2022

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