Plenty of Fulbrights
Four faculty members, one graduate student and one undergraduate received Fulbright awards for the 2012–13 academic year.
Dr. Claire Badaracco, professor emerita of communication, will research peace and policy studies at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at the University of Ulster in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Dr. Joseph Daniels, professor of economics, is in Canada this fall for his second Fulbright, which he is spending at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Daniels is studying how patriotic and nationalistic attitudes after 9/11 have shaped U.S. and Canadian residents’ views of trade, immigration and foreign direct investment policies.
Dr. Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana studies, is teaching two graduate-level courses at Humboldt University in Berlin this fall. It’s familiar territory; she was one of the first American undergraduates to conduct research at the Bertolt Brecht Archive in the old East section of the city after the Berlin Wall came down.
Dr. Steven Long, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, took Spanish classes for the past four years to achieve fluency. His hard work will pay off in spring 2013, when he teaches an advanced course in evaluation and treatment of patients with unintelligible speech at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, a 400-year-old Jesuit university in Argentina.
Kellen Plaxco, a theology graduate student, is spending the year at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium studying the texts of Didymus the Blind — a Coptic Church theologian and head of the Catechetical School of Alexandria.
Aaron Owen, H Sci ’12, is spending the year at Universidad de El Salvador studying the dietary choices of Salvadorans who have been exposed to modernization. He hopes to quantify the impact of globalization on the traditional food culture of the region and on overall public health. — LCS