Fulbright Grantees conducting projects in 2011-2012 academic year


Johnny (Richard) Bartz (BS, MS in Earth Systems, BA in Spanish, ’11) Brazil – will study climate change and Brazilian coral reefs and conduct reef surveys along the northeast and southeast coast, assessing vulnerability to climate change, proposing mitigation.

Adrienne Bryan (BA with Honors in Archaeology, ‘11) Peru – will conduct an in-depth archaeological and ethno historical investigation to define the undocumented shrines that link ritualistic pathways once used by the Inca to give a more robust picture of their religious system.

Kevan Christensen (BA in International Relations, BS in Earth Systems, ’10) Bangladesh – will focus on understanding local perspectives on community-based adaptation to climate changes and the institutional frameworks that exist or are needed to effectively provide adaptation to vulnerable communities.

Danny Crichton (BS in Mathematical & Computational Sciences, ‘11) South Korea – will explore the rise of Korea’s knowledge economy by analyzing the development of the scientific workforce at KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Sarah Degerman (BA in International Relations, ’09) South Korea ETA - will be an English Teaching Assistant at a high school in South Korea.

Donovan Ervin (BA in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, ‘11) Brazil  ETA – will be teaching English in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Carolyn Forstein (BA with Honors in International Relations, ‘10) Ukraine - will be exploring the role of civil society in modern Ukraine and how it is best able to influence and induce sustainable reform. 

Alison Ganem (BA in History, Minor in Spanish, ‘11) Spain ETA – will be teaching English and working with immigrant communities in Madrid.

Sarah Grandin (BA in Art History and Comparative Literature, ’11) France – will examine the food guide, from its birth in the 18th century up to present day, focusing on modes of dissemination, the tension between tradition and innovation and how authorities on taste associate dining habits with an enlightened lifestyle.

Thais Hernandez (BA in International Relations, ’10) Brazil – will teach English in Alagoas and volunteer for a NGO that advocates for Afro-Brazilian women’s rights.

Paz Hilfinger-Pardo (BA with Honors in Drama, ’09) Argentina – will study how psychoanalytic language and concepts are used in the construction of and representations of “public” and “private” in Argentine performance and rehearsal rooms.

Jessica Hinojosa (MS in Geological & Environmental Science, BS in Earth Systems, ’11) New Zealand – will investigate past patterns of wind and ocean circulation in order to enhance current climate models that forecast global climate cycles and changes.

Helen Human (Ph.D. in Anthropology,’13) Turkey – will examine Turkey’s implementation of international cultural heritage law, in order to understand how the nation’s political field is shaped by heritage.

Juliann Ma (BA in Music, Piano Performance, ’11) France – will be studying at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, under Professor Berchot to earn a MA and prepare for international piano competitions.

Lindsey Martin (Ph.D. in Early Modern Russian History, ’13) Russia – will explore the conflicts and challenges that emerged when Russian rulers attempted to implement in Moscow new ideas about policing and order imported from the West.

Theodoros Milonopoulos (BA with Honors in Political Science, international Security Studies, ’09) UKAt King’s College, Theo will research Britain’s experience in ending its ban on openly gay soldiers in the armed forces and the lessons that can be learned as the US prepares for the repeal of its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy

Michael Nguyen (MS in Biology, BS in Biology) UK – At the University of Oxford, Michael will investigate the molecular mechanisms that promote and control HR (Homologous Recombination).

Aragorn Quinn (Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures, '12) Japan – will explore performance, translation, and politics in two key opposition political movements: the Freedom and People's Rights Movement in the 1870s and 1880s and the proletarian movement in the 1920s and 1930s.

Eleanor Power (Ph.D. in Anthropology, ’13) India – will research public ritual practice in a Tamil village, evaluating the individual-and group-level consequences of their enactment to best hypotheses derived from the costly signaling theory of religion.

Allen Roberts (BS Chemistry, ’11) Switzerland – will research applications of self-assembled polymeric vesicles to targeted drug delivery.

Jennifer Shyu (BA in Music, ’00) Indonesia – will study Sindhenan, the improvisational and compositional structure of traditional singing of Javanese gamelan music in Solo, Indonesia.

Carmen Stellar (MA in Sociology, BA in Spanish Literature, ’11) Colombia – will study and research with La Universidad Nacional de Columbia the way in which obstacles to accessing healthcare affect the maternal mortality rate in Columbia and more specifically, the population of Tumaco.

Charles Syms (MA in Sociology, BA in East Asian Studies, Feminist Studies, ’11) South Korea – will be investigating the impact of globalization on the Korean feminist movement.

Anna West (Ph.D. in Anthropology, ’14) Malawi – will examine how global health initiatives are translated into health promotion and disease surveillance in Malawi, investigating how rural political subjectivities are shaped through participation in the state-led health outreach programs.

Lisa Yiu (Ph.D. in Education, ’13) China – will aim to investigate schooling practices in integrated public schools, institutions with the responsibility of educating rural migrant and urban local youth, in urban China.

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