August 17, 2012
Four Marquette faculty members earn prestigious Fulbright Awards
MILWAUKEE—Four Marquette University faculty members have earned Fulbright Awards
. The 2012 recipients are Drs. Claire Badaracco, professor emerita of communication; Joseph Daniels, professor of economics; Steven Long, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology; and Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana studies.
Badaracco, who retired from Marquette in May 2011, will research peace and policy studies at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at the University of Ulster in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland during the 2012–2013 academic year.
“This Fulbright Award is affirmation of my work at Marquette in the peace studies curriculum, and the promise of future collaborative potential,” Badaracco said. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of peace studies as a discipline, and as an intention and a vocation for myself and for my students in the years to come.”Daniels
will be the Visiting Fulbright Chair in Governance and Public Policy in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, this fall. While there, he will focus on his latest research regarding how patriotic and nationalistic attitudes after 9/11 have shaped U.S. and Canadian residents’ views on trade, immigration and foreign direct investment policies. This is his second Fulbright.
“I anticipate that my interaction with the faculty and students at McMaster University will give me new insights on immigration and trade policy by exposing me to differing perspectives,” Daniels said.Long
will be a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, a 400-year-old Jesuit university in Córdoba, Argentina. He oversees Marquette’s bilingual English-Spanish certificate program for speech-language pathology graduate students and said he is looking forward to “the personal experience of coming to know a less-developed — by our standards — part of the world in a role other than tourist.”
While Long’s Fulbright award is for teaching, he said the experience could have an impact on his research. “Clearly, any future projects that I undertake that pertain to monolingual or bilingual Spanish speakers will benefit enormously from the linguistic and cultural experiences that I gain in Argentina,” he said. “Most research ideas develop from conversations, and I hope that I’ll be able to talk more with colleagues and students in Córdoba and that from those conversations, research ideas will grow.”Melamed
will teach in Germany as a Fulbright senior scholar this fall. She will lead two graduate-level courses—Revolutionizing American Studies and Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Literature and Culture—as part of the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. This will be a return trip for Melamed, who studied in Berlin for a summer shortly after the Berlin Wall went down and was one of the first American undergraduates to do research at the Bertolt Brecht Archive in the old East section of the city.
“I’m excited to help internationalize the field of American Studies by introducing graduate students in Berlin to some of the most groundbreaking and innovative new work in the field,” she said. “For me personally, being in Berlin will be enormously energizing for the next stage of my career.”Photos of Badaracco, Daniels, Long and Melamed are available, upon request. Please contact Christopher Stolarski, senior communication specialist, at (414) 288.1988 or email@example.com.