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Katherine Marcoux ’14 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Andorra

Posted May 8, 2014
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Katherine Marcoux’s passion for  learning languages began at a young age. As a child, her family moved to Italy and then Japan, where she immersed herself in the different cultures and languages. In high school, she studied French and Spanish, took a semester of Mandarin, and continued to study Japanese. “I think being exposed to […]

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted June 20, 2013
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Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 has received a Fulbright Research Grant to travel to Greece, where she will study the works of Camus, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and others while conducting interviews with a diverse group of Athenian youth, ages 20-27. Shakur’s project will explore the emotions of these young people in the context of Camus’ idea of absurdism. […]

Bryn Mawr Among Top Fulbright Producers in 2012

Posted June 21, 2012
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Once again, Bryn Mawr is one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country in the number of students winning the prestigious Fulbright awards, according to this chart posted on the Fulbright Student Program’s website. More than half of Bryn Mawr’s applicants received awards, giving the College a higher success rate than any other school […]

Sherella Williams ’12 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria

Posted May 10, 2012
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Sherella Williams ’12 has accepted a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach in Linz, Austria. Williams, who is an English major with a minor in German, began studying German in middle school—but it wasn’t until Bryn Mawr that she truly fell in love with the language and Germanic literature. “I didn’t come to Bryn Mawr expecting […]

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012
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Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me […]

Bryn Mawr College Fulbright Tally at Seven: Recipients to Travel to Austria, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea

Posted April 5, 2012
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Updated May 10, 2012, with profile of Sherella Williams Last year, Bryn Mawr was among the top producers of Fulbright recipients among all colleges and universities nationally, and it appears that our students are on track for the same sort of success again in 2012. So far, seven Bryn Mawr students have decided to accept […]

Anna Melker ’12 Continues Her Quest for the “Holy Grail” of Clean Energy With Fulbright Research Grant to Sweden

Posted April 5, 2012
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Bryn Mawr chemistry major Anna Melker ’12, recipient of a 2012-13 Fulbright Research Grant, will travel  to Sweden’s Uppsala University this fall in search of what she calls the “holy grail” of clean energy. “I chose to apply for the Fulbright so I could continue my study of hydrogen fuel research, the ‘holy grail’ of […]

Sara Neidorf ’12 Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Study German Cinema at Humboldt University in Berlin

Posted April 5, 2012

Sara Neidorf ’12, a Comparative Literature/German double major with a minor in Film Studies, has received a Fulbright Research Grant to study at Humboldt University in Berlin for the 2012-13 academic year. Neidorf will study film theory, history, and exhibition history, and conduct independent research on the state of cinema-going in Berlin today.  She will […]

Kayla McDaniel ’12 Combines Many Passions in Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Mexico

Posted April 5, 2012
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Although she grew up only an hour north of the Mexican border in Tucson, Arizona, Kayla McDaniel’s interest in Spanish didn’t solidify until she came to Bryn Mawr. “I took elementary intensive my freshman year with Profesora Ines Arribas and I was hooked,” says McDaniel ’12, who is a biology major with a focus on […]

Andrea Tang ’12 to Study Korean Language, Culture, and Politics As Fulbright Teaching Assistant in South Korean

Posted April 5, 2012
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As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea, Andrea Tang ’12 will not only be able to pursue her interest in the Korean language and the culture and politics of the area, she’ll also have an opportunity to get closer to some of the family she’ll leave behind here in the United States. “Within […]

Sarah Watson ’11 Receives Fulbright to Luxembourg

Posted September 29, 2011

Sarah Watson ’11 is the latest Bryn Mawr College recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. Watson is spending the year in Luxembourg, teaching English and studying. She is the seventh Bryn Mawr graduate this year to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, joining the ranks of about 1,600 recipients this year selected from the nation’s top achievers. […]

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011
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The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to […]

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
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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 […]

Elaine Lavin ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Posted May 16, 2011
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Elaine Lavin ’11, a psychology major from New York City, has become the third member of the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2011 to be awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Lavin, who will be teaching English in Taiwan, joins Gretchen Knoth, who will spend her year in Indonesia, and Alicia Steinmetz, who will teach […]

Senior Gretchen Knoth Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

Posted April 28, 2011
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After graduation, Gretchen Knoth ’11 will pack her bags for Indonesia, where she will spend a year teaching English to secondary-school children, supported by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Knoth, a double major in anthropology and Italian from Portland, Maine, started her Fulbright application in July 2010. The three-round application process, which begins with a […]

Fulbright to Fund GSAS Student Maeve Doyle’s Dissertation Research in France

Posted April 21, 2011
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Maeve Doyle, a Bryn Mawr Ph.D. candidate in history of art, has discovered an interesting wrinkle in the history of Western portraiture. In northern France in the decades just before and after 1300, Doyle says, some devotional manuscripts — books of sacred writings intended to guide religious practice — began to include multiple portraits of […]

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011
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The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

GSSWSR Student Wins Fulbright to Research Women’s Education in Ghana

Posted May 13, 2010
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How does adult education benefit women in Ghana, their families, and their communities? Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, a Ph.D. candidate in social work and social research, will use a Fulbright Research Grant to investigate that question next year in Accra, Ghana. Turner-Zogbekor will collaborate with the University of Ghana‘s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its […]

Paula Mans ‘08 wins Fulbright for study in Brazil

Posted April 24, 2008
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As the daughter of a World Bank official, Paula Mans was accustomed to living abroad. For three years of her early childhood, her family lived in Tanzania; they spent her junior year in high school in Mozambique while she attended a private school in nearby Swaziland. She spent a semester of her junior year in […]