2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16th, 2011 at 5:03 pm.

Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven.

By year’s end, five Bryn Mawr students — three members of the Class of 2011 and two Ph.D. candidates in history of art — had been awarded grants by the J. William Fulbright Program for U.S. Students.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program was established by Congress in 1946 to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The grants awarded to Bryn Mawr students this year are three English Teaching Assistantships and two Study/Research grants. This year’s awardees:

This year’s Bryn Mawr grantees:

English Teaching Assistantships to Members of the Class of 2011

Photo of Gretchen KnothAfter graduation, Gretchen Knoth will pack her bags for Indonesia, where she will spend a year teaching English to secondary-school children. Knoth, a double major in anthropology and Italian from Portland, Maine, has taken several courses on Indonesian topics at Bryn Mawr, but has never before traveled to Southeast Asia … More about Knoth »

photo of Elaine LavinElaine Lavin, a psychology major from New York City, will be teaching English in Taiwan next year. Lavin became interested in teaching English during a semester abroad in Beijing, where she volunteered teaching English to migrant children whose parents had moved from rural to urban provinces seeking work … More about Lavin »

photo of Alicia SteinmetzPolitical science major and theater aficionado Alicia Steinmetz will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, where she will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained a sense of the shared history and evolving identities of both countries,” she explains. “The experience left me longing to learn more.” More about Steinmetz »

Fulbright Research Grants to Ph.D. Candidates

Photo of Maeve DoylePh.D. candidate Maeve Doyle was awarded a Fulbright research fellowship to study in France next year. Doyle will spend significant time in Paris, but will also travel to libraries and manuscript collections around France as she researches a sudden proliferation of owner portraits in a group of medieval devotional manuscripts from northern France, a phenomenon that sits at the intersection of important developments in the histories of literacy, religion, gender relations, and Western conceptions of selfhood and identity … More about Doyle »

photo of Lori FeltonPh.D. candidate Lori Felton also won a Fulbright research fellowship. Her dissertation research will take her to Vienna, where she will explore the portraiture of Expressionist artist Egon Schiele. In her master’s thesis, Felton focused on the Doppelgänger motif in some of Schiele’s self-portraits. In her dissertation, she hopes to extend her analysis to examples of Schiele’s portraiture in which a literal Doppelgänger is not present, asking how the themes he explored with the motif are manifested in other ways … More about Felton »

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