Fullbright Students

The Division of Global Engagement is pleased to announce the UCSC recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2016/17 academic year:

Boian-Cristoph Boianov

PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology

Project: Beyond Scarcity: An Ethnography of Local Water Management Practices in Oman

Kenan Sharpe

PhD candidate in Literature

Project: Culture and Politics in the Turkish 1960s

Michael Lindsey

PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology

Project: Tabla as a Cross-Musical Genre Instrument in North India

 

The grantees were awarded study/research grants by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. This year, over 1,900 U.S. citizens will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program’s establishment by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Since then, the Program has given more than 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

For more information please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/