Angelene Naw, Professor Emerita of History at Judson University, Illinois has taught at the University of Rangoon, from where she also received her BA and MA. Her PhD is from the University of Hawaii, at Manoa. She is the author of Aung San and the Struggle for Burmese Independence, published by the Silkworm Books, Chiangmai, Thailand. (Co-publisher: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies). She is also one of the co-authors of the four-volume book, Political History of Myanmar 1948-1962, published in Burmese language by the Historical Research Department, University of Rangoon, Burma. While she was working as a Director of Hotels and Tourism from 1992-1998, she wrote several articles in Tourism magazines published in Thailand and Burma. She has presented a series of lectures on Karen people at conferences beginning with a paper titled "An Analysis of the Leadership Style and Political Attitudes of Aung San (father) and Aung San Suu Kyi (daughter) Towards the Karen People: A Historical Perspective," at the Karen Reunion (North America) held in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2003. Because of her dedication to the Karen refugee settlements in the United States, she was awarded the Elgin YWCA's Racial Justice Award in 2016.
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