2021-22 American Scholar Award grantees

Jeremy Bearer-Friend

Jeremy Bearer-Friend

National Library of Scotland Scholar Award - Law

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Jeremy Bearer-Friend

Jeremy Bearer-Friend

National Library of Scotland Scholar Award - Law

Professor Bearer-Friend views taxpaying as a civic act that shapes a citizen's relationship to government. He has published on the use of administrative discretion to shape the civic features of taxpaying, the potential of elective in-kind contributions to government in lieu of cash taxes, and the omission of race and ethnicity from tax data. His recommendation to disaggregate tax data by race was included in President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity, issued on the first day of Biden’s presidency. He has been cited by the U.S. Treasury Department, in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, and by numerous others. Bearer-Friend’s Fulbright research on the anti-poll tax movement will draw from the National Library of Scotland's unique collection to enrich the transnational understanding of tax filing as a forum for political expression and the use of capitation in tax policy. He is an Associate Professor of Law at GW Law.

Meg Bernstein

Meg Bernstein

University of York (History of Art) Scholar Award - Art History

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Meg Bernstein

Meg Bernstein

University of York (History of Art) Scholar Award - Art History

Meg Bernstein graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a PhD in Art History, focusing on medieval art and architecture. She is an alumna of Smith College, and holds master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Yale Divinity School. From 2015-2017 she was Kress Institutional Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and from 2020-21, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Meg has taught at UCLA, the Courtauld, RISD, Columbia, Yale, and Kenyon College. Meg’s Fulbright project examines the social and spatial developments in parish churches in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, demonstrating that these buildings were a vehicle for the expression of new religious and social identities. She looks forward to using York’s many medieval buildings as a laboratory for her students. Meg is eager to connect with parish communities about their buildings and is passionate about advocating for public interest in the history and art of these rich spaces.

Richard Bodek

Richard Bodek

University of Roehampton Scholar Award - History

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Richard Bodek

Richard Bodek

University of Roehampton Scholar Award - History

Richard is a Professor of History at The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where he has taught since 1990.  His educational background includes a BA in Anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in History from The University of Michigan.  His academic research centers on the intersections of politics, society, and culture in Twentieth Century Europe.  He has published on Communist and Social Democratic theater and music in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, the writing of Stefan Heym, crime fiction, and science fiction.  While at Roehampton, Richard plans to finish his current book, Death in the Rubble: the Kusian Killings and the Reshaping of Postwar Berlin, which will be a microhistory of a once-infamous pair of murders that casts questions of gender, drug abuse, sanity, violence, and the black market in the years between the end of the Third Reich and the rise of the two postwar German states into sharp relief.

Russell Bradburd

Russell Bradburd

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Scholar Award, Queen's University Belfast - Writing

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Russell Bradburd

Russell Bradburd

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Scholar Award, Queen's University Belfast - Writing

Rus is delighted to be teaching writing classes at Queens University-Belfast. He is also working on his latest book project, which focuses on the assimilation of refugees into Northern Irish culture through sport. He is the author of four books, including the recent All the Dreams We've Dreamed: a Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side and Paddy on the Hardwood: a Journey in Irish Hoops. After coaching basketball for fourteen seasons at University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) and New Mexico State University, he left the game to pursue a life in writing. A professor in NMSU’s MFA program, his books focus on the intersections of sport, social justice, and race. He still directs his acclaimed Basketball in the Barrio summer program in El Paso, Texas. A Chicago native, he is an accomplished fiddle player who plans to pursue this hobby in the pubs of Belfast.

Alison Brysk

Alison Brysk

Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professorship Award, Pembroke College, Oxford University - International Relations

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Alison Brysk

Alison Brysk

Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professorship Award, Pembroke College, Oxford University - International Relations

Alison has spent three decades researching international human rights. Along the way, she has taught at four universities and travelled to 43 countries, with prior Fulbright awards in Canada and India – culminating in her current position chairing Global Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. Alison's graduate studies focused on human rights transitions in Latin America and Argentina’s Mothers of the Disappeared. Since then, she has written seven books on worldwide struggles of human rights movements for democracy, indigenous rights, protection from human trafficking and security from gender violence. Alison's last book, The Future of Human Rights, will be the theme of her UK Fulbright project: a series of seminars on how international human rights can adapt to an era of rising nationalism, global inequality, and scepticism regarding international institutions. She is looking forward tremendously to collaboration with UK colleagues on these urgent challenges – and listening to really old music in really old churches.  

Allison Burkette

Allison Burkette

Durham University Scholar Award, Durham University - Anthropological Linguistics

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Allison Burkette

Allison Burkette

Durham University Scholar Award, Durham University - Anthropological Linguistics

Allison Burkette is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky where she currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies. Allison is the Editor of the Linguistic Atlas Project, the oldest and most expansive survey of American English to date. Her research areas include language variation and change, American English dialects, and language and material culture. Burkette has published a number of books, including 'Language and Material Culture' and 'Language and Classification'. She is currently working on a book about words for things around the home for Oxford University Press and a project that examines the changing discourses surrounding archaeological artefacts. 

Caitlyn Butler

Caitlyn Butler

University of Sheffield Scholar Award, University of Sheffield - Environmental Engineering

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Caitlyn Butler

Caitlyn Butler

University of Sheffield Scholar Award, University of Sheffield - Environmental Engineering

Caitlyn is an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She previously worked in the Department of Engineering at Arizona State University and did her graduate work in Environmental Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Caitlyn’s research focuses on wastewater treatment, emphasising the use of biofilms systems in remediating environmental contaminants. She received a highly competitive NSF CAREER award for early career faculty for a novel approach to wastewater treatment using granular biofilms. She has also received grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine that directly converts human waste into compost and electricity. Caitlyn has also pursued research supported by the Department of Energy, Air Force SBIR program, and Environmental Protection Agency. She has received a number of recognitions, including the Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, given by UMass College of Engineering and an Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science Award, given by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Kermit Davis

Kermit Davis

Loughborough University Scholar Award, Loughborough University - Industrial Engineering

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Kermit Davis

Kermit Davis

Loughborough University Scholar Award, Loughborough University - Industrial Engineering

Kermit is the Immediate-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He became a Fellow of HFES in 2013 and American industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in 2019. His research has gained national and international recognition by receiving prestigious awards including: the Volvo Award in Low Back Pain Research in Biomechanical Studies for the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (2002), the Alice Hamilton Award in Human Services (2003), the Liberty Mutual Prize for the International Ergonomic Society (2003) and the Bernice Owen Award of Research in Safe Patient Handling (2018). Kermit is the graduate program director of the Environmental and Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Ergonomics programs at the University of Cincinnati. His research has concentrated on the reducing ergonomic stressors of healthcare workers and patients in healthcare settings (e.g. hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care).

Nikki Dryden

Nikki Dryden

Global Scholar Award, Sport Resolutions UK - Human Rights

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Nikki Dryden

Nikki Dryden

Global Scholar Award, Sport Resolutions UK - Human Rights

Nikki Dryden is a retired Olympic swimmer, Commonwealth & Pan Am medalist and Olympic journalist. Today she is a human-rights lawyer, is on the Editorial Board of LawInSport and is also an athlete activist on campaigns for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Nikki a PhD student at UNSW in Sydney who regularly writes, speaks and advises on the legal issues at the nexus of sport and human rights, including athlete rights, gender discrimination, sex abuse and corruption in sporting organizations. She has a BA in International Relations from Brown University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a Professional Certificate in Arbitration from Adelaide Law School. She is being hosted for her Fulbright Global Research Scholarship at Sport Resolutions UK and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Nikki will use her Fulbright to analyze how these two institutions are protecting athletes’ right in the sport dispute system.

Sam Fernald

Sam Fernald

Queen Mary University of London Scholar Award - Environmental Sciences

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Sam Fernald

Sam Fernald

Queen Mary University of London Scholar Award - Environmental Sciences

Sam Fernald is a Professor of Watershed Management at New Mexico State University. He also directs the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute in its mission to assist in solving water resources problems by supporting faculty research, student training, and public outreach. Fernald teaches courses in Watershed Management and Multidisciplinary Modeling. His research interests include coupled human and hydrologic systems and effects of surface water-groundwater exchange on water availability and water quality. Sam received Fulbright Scholarships in Argentina in 2008 and Chile in 2000 to teach and study solute transport and surface-water groundwater interactions. As a Fulbright Scholar at Queen Mary University of London, Sam will investigate impacts of groundwater pumping on river bed exchange and methane processing. For his research, he looks forward to visiting streams and rivers throughout southern England.   

Laura Ferri

Laura Ferri

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Scholar Award - Theater Arts

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Laura Ferri

Laura Ferri

Queen’s University Belfast (Creative Writing) Scholar Award - Theater Arts

Laura Ferri is an award-winning theatre artist from Seattle, Washington who specializes in the creation of performance pieces derived from oral histories.  Her play “Crates of Thunder” explored WWII through the lens of the B-17, touring internationally to critical acclaim which resulted in an invitation by the Imperial War Museum to perform in Duxford, England. The success of that production was the inspiration for her Fulbright project at Queen’s where she plans to research, write and direct a play on the impact of the American military on the Northern Irish community during WWII.  Most recently, Laura has further explored the war by writing and directing “Friends Across the Wires,” concerning the American Incarceration of the Japanese and “The Ruins of Memory: Women’s Voices of the Holocaust.” A strong advocate for accessibility, Laura has created productions with the Blind. An expert bread baker, she is excited to see how her sourdough starter will react to life in Northern Ireland.

Andrea Freeman

Andrea Freeman

King’s College London Research Scholar Award, King's College London - Civil Liberties

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Andrea Freeman

Andrea Freeman

King’s College London Research Scholar Award, King's College London - Civil Liberties

Andrea Freeman is Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. She teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Race and Law, Food Law and Policy, and Comparative Social Justice and Constitutional Law. In Spring 2017, she visited at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. In Summer 2018, she was the Distinguished Scholar of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School. Freeman writes and researches at the intersection of critical race theory and food policy, health, and consumer credit. She is the author of Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice, a forthcoming book, Food Oppression, two book chapters, and a dozen law review articles. She has presented her work at the leading United States law schools and internationally in France, India, Mexico, and Canada. Freeman serves on the Litigation Committee of the Hawai'i chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, as Chair-Elect of the AALS Constitutional Law section and is a Founding Member of the Academy of Food Law and Policy. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, she clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the Second Circuit and former chief Judge José A. Fusté in the District of Puerto Rico after law school. 

Rinat Gabitov

Rinat Gabitov

Lancaster University (STEM) Scholar Award, Lancaster University - Geochemistry

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Rinat Gabitov

Rinat Gabitov

Lancaster University (STEM) Scholar Award, Lancaster University - Geochemistry

Rinat’s research interests lie in studying geological and environmental systems through analysing the chemical makeup of rocks and minerals, such as those found in cave deposits. Caves are carbonate archives that contain not only unvalued records on paleoclimate but also records on anthropogenic activity. He intends to combine his experience in experimental geochemistry with the environmental expertise of personnel at the Lancaster Environment Centre to conduct research on the development of the geochemical tool for reconstructing the industrial nitrate emissions. The Lancaster Environment Centre hosts a unique technique allowing the analysis of nitrogen in carbonate minerals. In the future, Rinat expects to further his Fulbright research project level by using a developed geochemical tool in performing the analysis of nitrogen in different cave samples from Europe and North America. Rinat will enjoy spending three months in UK by visiting castles, museums, and universities in Lancaster, Manchester, Leeds, and of course Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. He is especially looking forward to exploring on foot, which is not often possible in the USA.

Sara Gilmer

Sara Gilmer

Global Scholar Award, Human Trafficking Foundation - Public Policy

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Sara Gilmer

Sara Gilmer

Global Scholar Award, Human Trafficking Foundation - Public Policy

Sara leads human trafficking victim services policy and programming at the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, which manages the largest amount of U.S. government funding for services for trafficking survivors. Sara enhances the quality and quantity of services available to victims of all forms of trafficking in the US by analysing policy and legislation, designing and implementing grant award programs and performance measures, developing and managing national training and technical assistance initiatives, and collaborating with federal interagency partners and a broad range of anti-trafficking stakeholders. She previously drove human trafficking engagement in the Americas and Europe with the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. For her Fulbright Global Scholar project, she will conduct an analysis of the current state of standards of care for trafficking survivors in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US.

Thomas Glave

Thomas Glave

University of Nottingham Scholar Award - Creative Writing

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Thomas Glave

Thomas Glave

University of Nottingham Scholar Award - Creative Writing

Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated from Bowdoin College and Brown University and spent the next year as a Fulbrighter in Jamaica (1998-99), where he worked on issues of social justice helping to found the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays, which remains one of the few major human rights advocacy organizations in the region. Glave is the author of four books and the editor of an anthology: Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award winner), The Torturer’s Wife (Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist), Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award winner), and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. He has been Martin Luther King Jr Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick. He is the 2021 writer-in-residence at the University of Liverpool's Centre for New and International Writing and was named an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is an associate editor of Wasafiri and professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Binghamton.

Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk

SOAS University of London Reasearch Scholar Award, School of Oriental and African Studies - Interreligious Studies

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Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk

SOAS University of London Reasearch Scholar Award, School of Oriental and African Studies - Interreligious Studies

Peter is excited to return to London to continue his research on British imperialism and its engagement with Muslims and South Asia. As the heart of empire, London resonates with a complicated past while manifesting in its contemporary communities the vibrant echoes of that past’s consequences. Peter’s Fulbright project seeks to explore the dynamics of that past with an eye on their current expressions. British imperialism facilitated the coalescence of a globalised Anglophone news network that reciprocally facilitated globalised visions of humanity and religion. This network communicated ideas and emotions promoting Islamophobia, anti-Muslim sentiment, and religious tolerance. Using Anglophone newspapers published in India, the UK, and the US in the last two centuries, his research will examine both the imaginaries and the emotions perpetuated through reporting as well as considering how these established ideas and sentiments are evident today. Far from his usual haunts at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he is Professor of Religion, Peter will also welcome the opportunity to pursue his passions for birding and nautical history in the UK.

Shelleen Greene

Shelleen Greene

University of Leeds Distinguished Chair Award, University of Leeds - Film Study

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Shelleen Greene

Shelleen Greene

University of Leeds Distinguished Chair Award, University of Leeds - Film Study

Shelleen is an associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include Italian cinema, Black European Studies, and postcolonial studies. Her book, Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa – Constructions of Racial and National Identities in the Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury/Continuum, 2012), examines the representation of mixed-race subjects of Italian and African descent in Italian cinema. Her work has also been published in Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and California Italian Studies.

Marcia Hofmann

Marcia Hofmann

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, University of Oxford - Law

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Marcia Hofmann

Marcia Hofmann

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, University of Oxford - Law

Marcia Hofmann is an attorney who defends digital civil liberties and promotes responsible innovation. Her work over the years has included advocating for digital rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, working to improve the health of the public conversation at Twitter, teaching internet law as an adjunct professor, and establishing her own boutique law practice. Among her areas of expertise, Marcia has developed a niche in cyber crime defense. She realized that many defendants in this space are misguided – but also young, smart, and highly skilled. For her Fulbright project, Marcia will study restorative justice and educational programmes offered for young first-time cyber crime offenders in the UK and consider how similar efforts could be developed in the U.S. justice system. Marcia enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains and is working on a computer crime novel. While at Oxford, she looks forward to visiting Bletchley Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and Agatha Christie’s home Greenway.

Matthew Hughey

Matthew Hughey

University of Surrey Scholar Award, University of Surrey - Sociology

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Matthew Hughey

Matthew Hughey

University of Surrey Scholar Award, University of Surrey - Sociology

Matthew serves as Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut (USA). As a frequent global traveller, he also holds affiliate positions at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), the University of Barcelona (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (England). He examines the forms and functions of race and racism and has received numerous awards and support from sources such as the American Sociological Association, National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Based on his prior research on whiteness in the US, Matthew will use his time in England to study the growth of nationalism, reactionary populism and white racial identity formation. In particular, he will examine how local, all-white groups in the greater London area respond to both real and imagined racial changes. This project is a well-timed, cross-national, natural experiment that fits well with Surrey Sociology’s mission to develop field-defining and conceptually driven empirical research [through] extensive collaborations with European and international researchers and networks. As a Fulbright scholar Matthew will share his work internationally, learn from British colleagues and pursue his other passion of cricket.  

Julia Haggerty

Julia Haggerty

Fulbright Global Scholar Award, Scotland's Rural Colleges - Geography

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Julia Haggerty

Julia Haggerty

Fulbright Global Scholar Award, Scotland's Rural Colleges - Geography

Julia Haggerty is Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University, where she holds a joint appointment in the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. Haggerty teaches courses in human, economic and energy resource geography at MSU. She also leads the Resources & Communities Research Group in studying the ways rural communities respond to shifting economic and policy trajectories, especially as they involve natural resources. As a Fulbright Global Scholar, Haggerty will conduct a comparative analysis of rural land inequality politics and land market interventions in the United Kingdom (Scotland), New Zealand and Australia.  

Larry Kessler

Larry Kessler

Cancer Research UK Scholar Award, Cancer Research UK - Oncology

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Larry Kessler

Larry Kessler

Cancer Research UK Scholar Award, Cancer Research UK - Oncology

In 2018 there were almost 10 million cancer deaths worldwide. New promising technologies are often called precision medicine. The effectiveness of precision medicine depends on accurate diagnostic testing, but the field of precision medicine generally lacks data on clinical utility. The CanTest framework developed in the UK, suggests that post-implementation surveillance provides an opportunity to examine effects on the health care system and on important population health indicators, such as stage of disease and survival. However, these opportunities are underutilised. Larry proposes a paradigm to enhance these diagnostic tests while simultaneously reducing their potential peril to patients and the health care system. Larry is Professor in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health, University of Washington. He has over 40 years of experience in health services research and his work in cancer surveillance at the National Cancer Institute of NIH substantially changed the way in which the US performs cancer surveillance. He will continue this long-standing commitment to improving cancer surveillance by developing an international repository for post-market collection of evidence on precision diagnostic tests in cancer.

Darren Kew

Darren Kew

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award, Queen's University Belfast - Peace & Conflict Resolution

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Darren Kew

Darren Kew

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award, Queen's University Belfast - Peace & Conflict Resolution

Darren is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He studies the relationship between conflict resolution methods – particularly interfaith and inter-ethnic peacebuilding – and democratic development in Africa. Much of his work focuses on the role of civil society groups in this development. He has also been a consultant on democracy and peace initiatives to the United Nations, USAID, US Institute of Peace, the US State Department, as well as to a number of NGOs, including the Carter Center. He monitored the last six Nigerian elections and the 2007 elections in Sierra Leone. Darren is author of numerous works on Nigerian politics and conflict resolution, including the book Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Democracy in Nigeria. Research interests include: civil society, conflict prevention, and transnational civil society development; religion, ethnicity, and conflict resolution; international security and crisis intervention in Africa; conflict resolution efforts as grassroots approaches to promoting democracy; Conflict and democracy in Africa (especially Nigeria), including elections; international negotiation and mediation.

David King

David King

Scotland Visiting Professorship Award, University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - History

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David King

David King

Scotland Visiting Professorship Award, University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - History

David is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving as well as Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Trained as an American religious historian, his research interests broadly include exploring the practices of twentieth and twenty-first century global faith communities as well as more specifically investigating how nonprofit organizations shape their motivations, rhetoric, and practice. He is the author of the recent book, God’s Internationalists: World Vision and the Age of Evangelical Humanitarianism (UPenn Press 2019). As the Co-PI of the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices, (NSCEP), the largest nationally representative study of congregations’ finances conducted in a generation, he is helping to build a new field of research on how congregations receive, manage, and spend resources. His current work focuses on expanding the critical study and practice of philanthropy across historical, geographical, political, cultural, and religious lines in order to develop deeper engagement across cultures and countries on the role philanthropy should play in shaping the public good. He is fuelled by facilitating conversations with civic leaders, donors, and fundraisers (of all generations) around the intersections of giving, philanthropy and the public good.

Ellen Kossek

Ellen Kossek

Global Scholar Award, Cranfield University - Management

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Ellen Kossek

Ellen Kossek

Global Scholar Award, Cranfield University - Management

Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D. Yale University) is the Basil S. Turner and Distinguished Professor of Management at Purdue University. The first elected President of the Work-Family Researchers Network, Ellen studies how work-life boundaries, flexible working, employment practices and leadership impact women’s career equality. Kossek has won many awards including: Work-Life Legacy award for building the work-life movement; Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award for contributing break-through thinking to the work-family field; Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations; and Rosabeth Moss Kanter awards (multiple years) for work-family research excellence. Cited in a Stanford study as being in the top 2% business and management scholars, she recently led in writing a report for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences on the effects of COVID-19 on the work-life boundaries and domestic labour of Women in Academic Science STEMM.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Cardiff University Scholar Award, Cardiff University - Literature

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Cardiff University Scholar Award, Cardiff University - Literature

David is a poet, fiction writer, and critic, and directs the Creative Writing Program at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He is also the son of immigrants from Wales who settled in the Welsh-American community in Utica, New York. He grew up hearing Welsh spoken at home, at community events and in the church where his father served as minister. He completed a study abroad year in Wales at Aberystwyth University, and after receiving a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, spent a year in Wales on a Watson Fellowship, researching modern Anglophone Welsh poetry, and writing poetry, which he first published in The Anglo-Welsh Review. Since then David has published ten books – including three poetry collections and three books of fiction. Much of his scholarship, poetry, and fiction addresses Welsh culture – in particular his most recent story collection, The Moving of the Water, set in the Welsh-American community where he grew up. His Fulbright Award at Cardiff University is the culmination of decades of personal, scholarly, and creative engagement with Wales. His research proposal centres on a book project that re-interprets and re-evaluates twentieth-century Welsh and American writers in light of their transatlantic dialogues. He is also looking forward to engaging in the vibrant creative writing and arts scene in Cardiff, and more generally in Wales.  

Kristy Martyn

Kristy Martyn

King's College London Research Award - Nursing

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Kristy Martyn

Kristy Martyn

King's College London Research Award - Nursing

For more than 20 years Kirsty has led nursing education at top-ranked schools of nursing in the US. As an Associate Dean for Education and Professor at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia, Kirsty has led education of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemics have been recurrent and unpredictable, and nurses are irreplaceable for the day-to-day battle against pandemics. During this pandemic, UK and US nursing leaders have ensured the nursing workforce pipeline continued with many challenges, and very different regulatory and health services. Kirsty's Fulbright research project is a qualitative multiple-case study with UK and US nursing leaders designed to share lessons learned and guidance for leaders in future pandemics. She is a qualitative researcher with Ebola and HIV pandemic response academic practice and research experience. Kirsty is excited about learning from colleagues in the UK, living in London, and getting to know people in the UK.

Laura Migliorino

Laura Migliorino

British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award, The British Library - Photography

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Laura Migliorino

Laura Migliorino

British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award, The British Library - Photography

Laura is a Professor of Art at Anoka-Ramsey Community College near Minneapolis. She has received numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and was both the Community College Humanities Affiliated Fellow at The American Academy in Rome as well as a 2019 recipient of The James Weldon Johnson Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in numerous collections and her exhibition history is international in scope and spans over 30 years. She has also been featured in DWELL, Artsy, Huffington Post and Midwestern Gothic. Laura is thrilled to be at the Eccles Center for American Studies for six months in 2021. She will be photographing the archives related to Rosamond Johnson and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, two musicians of colour whose musical work was influential and powerful in their time. Rosamond Johnson, an African American who collaborated with his famous brother James Weldon broke many racial barriers while living in London. He also formed a rich friendship with musical genius Coleridge-Taylor, a mixed-race Englishman who defied challenges and became an international star. Laura will tell their story through photography.

Daniel Oerther

Daniel Oerther

King’s College London Research Scholar Award, King's College London - Environmental Sciences

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Daniel Oerther

Daniel Oerther

King’s College London Research Scholar Award, King's College London - Environmental Sciences

Daniel is a professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and is undertaking his third Fulbright award. In 2005, he visited India and taught environmental engineers how to clean up water; in 2012, he studied sustainable agriculture as the Fulbright-ALCOA Distinguished Chair to Brazil. In 2021, Daniel is researching how to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance at the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s. A future in which antibiotics fail undermines modern healthcare because infections after surgical procedures will become life threatening and more young people may die from common childhood infections. We must explore upstream policies at the nexus of human health, veterinary medicine, and environmental stewardship – an approach known as One Health. To support his Fulbright, Daniel is building a network in the UK as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, and is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Engineers, the Royal Society for Public Health and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance requires professional and international collaboration, and Kings is an ideal partner, being the largest centre for medical teaching and biomedical research in Europe and home to the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

C. Ariel Pinto

C. Ariel Pinto

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, Swansea University - Cyber Security

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C. Ariel Pinto

C. Ariel Pinto

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, Swansea University - Cyber Security

C. Ariel Pinto is a mentor, educator and researcher in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at Old Dominion University, in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. When he was an engineer in the Philippines more than 25 years ago, he was obsessed with wanting to know how and why things work. That obsession has taken him all over the world, including Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. More recently, he has been asking how and why things do not work, recognising that many answers to this question lay beyond the field of engineering. His Fulbright project will be the systemic analysis of emerging risks for smaller technology companies in the UK that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in regulating terrorist content on social media platforms. As a Fulbrighter he will live, work, and play among the many wonders of nature in Wales and the rest of the UK. He is excited to eventually soak in the sounds, savour the taste and imbibe the spirits on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Hilton Root

Hilton Root

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, King's College London - Public Policy

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Hilton Root

Hilton Root

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, King's College London - Public Policy

Dr. Hilton L. Root is Fulbright Senior Distinguished Chair in the Social Sciences at King’s College London and Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He has held academic appointments at the UIBE (Beijing), Caltech, University of Penn, and Stanford University. He has authored more than 200 publications and ten books. His most recent book Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective is published by Cambridge University Press (2020). He will be exploring the triangular relationship between the US, the UK, and China that has been increasingly rancorous with the trade war, disputes over South China Sea, China’s “wolf warrior diplomacy”, and most recently, Covid-19. Is a new Cold War at our doorstep? He will delve into the historical legacies, cultural divergence, ideological differences, and institutional distinctions that are lying underneath these confrontations.

Kathryn Sampeck

Kathryn Sampeck

British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award - American Studies

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Kathryn Sampeck

Kathryn Sampeck

British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award - American Studies

Kathryn Sampeck is a Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University, an Associate with the DuBois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and a Board Member of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute. A special focus of her research is the cultural history of chocolate. A Fulbright-Hays and CIES Fulbright supported her archaeological fieldwork and archival research in El Salvador, a centre of cacao and chocolate production. Her 2021-2022 Fulbright at the Eccles Centre will explore relationships of race and food for her book, Chocolate and Vanilla: Dialogues of Race. The book will assess how a chocolate and vanilla network knit together dynamics of labour, cuisine, and social meaning across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. She looks forward to exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the UK and learning from the many innovative chocolatiers and chefs of colour in and around London.

Jeffrey Sanders

Jeffrey Sanders

Cardiff University Scholar Award - History

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Jeffrey Sanders

Jeffrey Sanders

Cardiff University Scholar Award - History

Jeffrey Sanders is Associate Professor of history at Washington State University. His research and teaching focus on the history of environmental inequality, the contested politics of postwar environmentalism, and the environmental history of cities in the western United States. He is author of two books: Seattle and The Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia (2010) and Razing Kids: Youth and Environment in the Postwar US West (2021). His current project, “Strontium 90: An Un-Natural Transnational History,” explores the history of radioactive strontium 90 that moved along paths of science, culture and environment in the second half of the 20th century. 

Calvin Schermerhorn

Calvin Schermerhorn

University of Nottingham Scholar Award, University of Nottingham - US History

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Calvin Schermerhorn

Calvin Schermerhorn

University of Nottingham Scholar Award, University of Nottingham - US History

Calvin is a historian of slavery, capitalism, and African American inequality. He is Professor of History at Arizona State University, a prize-winning teacher, and the author of three books on slavery, Money Over Mastery, Family Over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (2011), The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860 (2015), and Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery (2018). His next book is titled The Plunder of Black America: How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Made and Why It's Growing.

Adrien Segal

Adrien Segal

University of Dundee Scholar Award - Visual Communication

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Adrien Segal

Adrien Segal

University of Dundee Scholar Award - Visual Communication

Adrien Segal is an artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Drawing from landscape, science, history, emotion, and perception, her sculpture synthesizes information into knowledge as an intently human experience. Her work has been exhibited internationally since 2007, and is published in several books and journals. She has been awarded artist residencies across the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2022 Adrien will be the US-UK Fulbright Scholar with the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Adrien teaches art and design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and works out of a studio on the former Naval Base at Alameda Point.

MJ Sharp

MJ Sharp

University of Exeter Scholar Award - Photography

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MJ Sharp

MJ Sharp

University of Exeter Scholar Award - Photography

MJ Sharp is a documentary and fine arts photographer based in North Carolina. Her past work has included freelancing regionally for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, PBS’s Frontline, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Ford Foundation, among others. Her work appears in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Ackland Museum of Art, and the Asheville Museum of Art, as well as private collections such as the the Keohane-Kenan Permanent Collection at Duke and the Cassilhaus Collection in Chapel Hill, NC. She has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and is Vice President of the Duke Faculty Union. She has been based at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke since 2012, where she loves teaching undergraduates the alchemy of black and white film and the rigor of advanced projects. Samples of her work are available at www.mjsharp.com.

Amy Silva-Smith

Amy Silva-Smith

Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award, Edinburgh Napier University - Adult Health and Nursing

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Amy Silva-Smith

Amy Silva-Smith

Edinburgh Napier University Scholar Award, Edinburgh Napier University - Adult Health and Nursing

Amy is a nurse researcher interested in developing strategies to initiate and maintain physical activity after stroke. Her clinical practice as a nurse practitioner spanned 21 years of her overall nursing career, 33 years. In addition to current work, she has engaged in projects with stroke caregivers as they begin the new role and older adults studying their participation in prevention and screening tests. Amy has served in numerous administrative roles including interim dean, associate dean for academic affairs and operations, and department chair. She has received over $1 million in external funding and was named the Carole Schoffstall Endowed Professor in 2020. Her hobbies include cycling, hiking, kayaking, weaving and knitting.

Donald Sparks

Donald Sparks

SOAS University of London Research Scholar Award - African Studies

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Donald Sparks

Donald Sparks

SOAS University of London Research Scholar Award - African Studies

Donald Sparks is Emeritus Professor of International Economics at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, (where he has been named MBA Professor of the Year three times) and Visiting Professor of International Economics at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. Dr Sparks served as a Senior Consulting Associate in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State during the Obama administration. He has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Swaziland, University of Maribor, in Slovenia, the African Union Commission’s Department of Economic Affairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and at the National University of Laos. At the American University in Cairo he was the Department Chairman and Visiting Professor of Economics. Dr Sparks served in the Office of Economic Analysis at the US Department of State in Washington, DC and as a Staff Assistant to Senator Ernest F Hollings. He received his MA and PhD at the SOAS and his BA from the George Washington University.

Anna Squicciarini

Anna Squicciarini

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, King's College London - Computer & Info Systems Security

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Anna Squicciarini

Anna Squicciarini

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, King's College London - Computer & Info Systems Security

Anna will return to London after a successful sabbatical in 2017, to pursue new research ideas and new life adventures with her family. Her Fulbright project will explore mental models related to cloud security and documents sharing. She will develop user centred studies and semiautomated mechanisms to help users protect content that is shared and co-managed via online remote cloud providers. Her time at King’s College London will allow her to interact with top researchers in the field, as well as fostering existing collaborators. Anna is an Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, where she heads the Cybersecurity Area group. Her research focus is on privacy, access control and security topics in general. She has over 100 publications in the field and her work is supported by several funding bodies. Her Fulbright will give Anna the opportunity to share her work internationally and develop new approaches to content protection. Plus, Anna’s 11-year-old daughter will return to the British school she attended in 2016.

Ashley Staples

Ashley Staples

Durham University Scholar Award - Education

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Ashley Staples

Ashley Staples

Durham University Scholar Award - Education

Dr. Ashley Staples is a Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University working with grant-funded projects that explore the climate for spiritual, religious, and secular worldview diversity on college campuses and how interfaith engagement promotes democratic outcomes such as pluralism orientation, appreciation across difference, and internally grounded values and beliefs. She is interested in how college students make sense of their environments and the organizational structures that connect practices to outcomes. Ashley earned her undergraduate business degrees form the University of Maryland, her Master's in higher education administration at North Carolina State University, and completed her doctorate at The Ohio State University.

Lawrence Solan

Lawrence Solan

University of Birmingham Scholar Award - Law

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Lawrence Solan

Lawrence Solan

University of Birmingham Scholar Award - Law

Lawrence is the Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Much of his writing is about the interpretation of statutes and contracts. His books include The Language of Judges, Speaking of Crime (with Peter Tiersma), and The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation. He and Peter Tiersma co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law (2012), and he co-edited with Janet Ainsworth and Roger Shuy the 2015 volume, Speaking of Language and Law: Conversations on the Work of Peter Tiersma. Solan has been a visiting professor at the Yale Law School, and in the Psychology Department and Humanities Council at Princeton University. Following law school, he clerked for Justice Stewart Pollock of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Law School Faculty in 1996, he was first an associate, then a partner, at a New York litigation law firm.
Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson

University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair Scholar Award - Public Health

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Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson

University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair Scholar Award - Public Health

Rob Stephenson PhD MSc MA is the Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Sexual Health, and Chair of the Department of Systems, Population and Leadership in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. Trained as a Demographer and Epidemiologist, Rob’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health, with specific foci on HIV prevention for sexual and gender minorities and women’s sexual and reproductive health needs in resource poor countries. Rob is particularly interested in the intersections of social stress, violence and HIV risk, with projects that examine how the social stressors experienced by LGBT may shape their experience of intimate partner violence and HIV risk related behaviours. Rob also works on the use of technology and mHealth to influence HIV testing and linkage to HIV care for MSM and transgender women, using mobile technology to help individuals understand and monitor their risks and be linked to local care. His current work focuses on determining the unique antecedents of IPV experienced by sexual minorities and developing interventions that aim to disrupt the pathways between IPV and poor sexual health outcomes.

Ashli Stokes

Ashli Stokes

Scotland Visiting Professorship Award, University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Communication, Journalism & Related Programs

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Ashli Stokes

Ashli Stokes

Scotland Visiting Professorship Award, University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Communication, Journalism & Related Programs

Much is made in the U.S. about “Scots-Irish” identity, where real (or imagined) connections to Scottish culture provide moments of celebration, particularly in the Appalachian region. Ashli’s Fulbright project will explore how Scots talk about their identity through foods that may be seen in the ways that Appalachians, past and present, talk about them. By using food as a lens to better understand contemporary Appalachian American and Scottish identity, it will theorise implications for regionalism, sectarianism, and nationalism in today’s world. At the University of Edinburgh Ashli will conduct fieldwork, analysing food organisations, those serving traditional and contemporary Scottish cuisine, and consumers. Joining the University’s FRIED network of food researchers, she plans to cook for its graduate students, inviting them to blog along with her about the nation’s cultural identity as seen through its food. In addition to bringing traditional Southern Appalachian ingredients in her suitcase, Ashli’s family will also experience Scotland’s unique culture by eating their way around the country and talking to its people.

Robert Straubinger

Robert Straubinger

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award - Bioengineering

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Robert Straubinger

Robert Straubinger

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award - Bioengineering

Robert is professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the State University of New York/Buffalo. Following BA degrees in Anthropology and English (University of Rochester) he transitioned to biomedical sciences via an MS degree at Roswell Park Memorial Inst. (Buffalo). His PhD degree in Pharmacology and postdoctoral training were at the University of California San Francisco. His research involves therapeutic drug delivery strategies, with an emphasis upon nanoparticle carriers to deliver drugs to target cancer cells more effectively. The overall goal of this Fulbright/QUB visit is to develop ideas, plans and international joint research funding with collaborators in the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, to bring additional novel therapies for pancreatic cancer to the clinic within the next half decade to improve outcomes of this dismal disease. He has been an avid competitive sailor since childhood, and looks forward to connecting with the local sailing community.

Jessica Taft

Jessica Taft

Global Scholar Award, University College London - Sociology

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Jessica Taft

Jessica Taft

Global Scholar Award, University College London - Sociology

Jessica K. Taft is a Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Trained as a sociologist, she is an interdisciplinary youth studies scholar whose work focuses on the political lives of children and youth across the Americas. More specifically, she writes about youth activism and the ways that girls, children, and youth participate in social movements. She is the author of Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas (NYU Press 2011) and The Kids Are in Charge: Activism and Power in the Peruvian Movement of Working Children (NYU Press 2019) as well as over 15 articles and book chapters on youth organizations, political engagement, and intergenerational relationships. Her Fulbright Global Scholar project explores the relationship between child-led social movements and international children's rights institutions.

Carolyn Teschke

Carolyn Teschke

University of York Scholar Award - Biochemistry

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Carolyn Teschke

Carolyn Teschke

University of York Scholar Award - Biochemistry

Carolyn Teschke is a Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut. Her NIH funded research group studies how viruses assemble using bacteriophage P22 as a model system. Her group also investigates how Mycobacteria species secrete proteins, and is participating in a collaborative project on phage therapy. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is an Associate Editor for Science Advances and the Journal of Virology. In 2018, Teschke was awarded the Alice C. Evans Award for the Advancement of Women by the American Society of Microbiology for “major contributions toward fostering the inclusion, development, and advancement of women in careers in microbiology, demonstrated commitment to women in science through mentorship and advocacy, and by setting an example through scientific and professional achievement.” Teschke was Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. State Department in 2015-2016, where her work primarily focused on global health issues and the cooperative science relationship between the U.S. and Japan. As a Fulbright Scholar, Teschke will model virus assembly reactions and how viruses evolve to become larger and more complex.

Bruce Tharp

Bruce Tharp

Scotland Visiting Professorship at the Glasgow School of Art - Design

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Bruce Tharp

Bruce Tharp

Scotland Visiting Professorship at the Glasgow School of Art - Design

Believed to be the first industrial designer to receive a PhD in anthropology (University of Chicago), in 1998 Bruce began researching the material culture of Indiana's Old Order Amish,  focusing on the production & consumption of value. He first earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute. He also served as a US Army nuclear weapons officer (Captain) in Germany. After researching the future of work and the workplace for Haworth Inc.'s design research think-tank, the Ideation Group, he began his teaching career. Over the last sixteen years he has been a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the U. of Illinois—Chicago, and currently at the U. of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design. His co-run, award-winning design studio has exhibited internationally, licensed designs for local and global companies, and self-produced commercial, experimental, and discursive products.

J. Rosie Tighe

J. Rosie Tighe

University of Sheffield Scholar Award - Urban Planning

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J. Rosie Tighe

J. Rosie Tighe

University of Sheffield Scholar Award - Urban Planning

J. Rosie Tighe is an associate professor in the department of Urban Studies in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. She was previously an assistant professor in the department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University. She holds a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University. She has published research on affordable housing, gentrification, segregation, “shrinking” cities, as well as co-edited The Affordable Housing Reader. Dr. Tighe’s work focuses on issues related to affordable housing, social justice, and equitable development, and attempts to achieve two main goals: to bridge the gap between academic research and practice through sound research methods and data analysis techniques; and to promote a greater emphasis on and understand of racial and class equity among researchers, policy-makers, and planners.

Jennifer Vanderpool

Jennifer Vanderpool

University of Liverpool Scholar Award, University of Liverpool - Art

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Jennifer Vanderpool

Jennifer Vanderpool

University of Liverpool Scholar Award, University of Liverpool - Art

A native of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio, Jennifer is a Los Angeles-based social practice artist who works across mediums to reveal relationships between physical landscapes and the unseen forces that shape them, knitting together narratives about forgotten institutions, people, and communities. Working in the Department of Philosophy’s Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions program, Vanderpool’s Fulbright project investigates how late-twentieth-century and early-twenty-first-century deindustrialisation impacted British manufacturing communities in the Industrial North of England. Her Fulbright project developed from Untold Stories, an on-going investigation of post prosperity communities in the Midwest beginning with explorations of her hometown Youngstown, Ohio, and then Akron. Some of Vanderpool’s recent exhibitions include Garment Girl at Heritage Space, Hà Nội; Flores Para El Trueque with Mercadito & Mentidero, Bogotá, and with No Lugar – Arte Contemporáneo and La Huerta y La Maquina, Quito; Super Natural at the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow. Jennifer enjoys modern dance and is an avid fan of the Cleveland MLB team.

Hope Wabuke

Hope Wabuke

National Library of Scotland Scholar Award, National Library of Scotland - Writing

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Hope Wabuke

Hope Wabuke

National Library of Scotland Scholar Award, National Library of Scotland - Writing

Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Body Family (forthcoming from Haymarket Books) and the poetry chapbook collections her, The Leaving, and Movement No.1: Trains. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers, The Poetry Foundation, The New York Times Foundation, Cave Canem, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers. Hope has been published widely in various magazines, among them The Guardian, The Paris Review Daily, and Guernica. Hope writes literary and cultural criticism for NPR and is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; she is also a former contributing editor for The Root, where she originated a column on African diasporic literature, and a founding board member and former Media & Communications Director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction.

Adam Ward

Adam Ward

University of Birmingham Scholar Award - Environmental Sciences

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Adam Ward

Adam Ward

University of Birmingham Scholar Award - Environmental Sciences

Adam Ward studies how water, energy, nutrients, and pollutants move through landscapes, and the human and ecological consequences of these fluxes. Connections between streams, their landscapes, and their aquifers, and humans ultimately interact across space and time to control resultant biogeochemical processes and ecosystem functions, particularly environmental transport and fate. Ward uses a combination of field-based experiments, environmental observation, and numerical modelling to quantify couplings between physical, biological, and chemical systems, and applies this knowledge to predict water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem responses to changes in key drivers including land use change, land management activities, and climate change. Ward also studies the policies that govern the management of water resources and their implications for sustaining high quality natural resources.