Fulbright Scholars Blogs during 2010-2011 academic year

Yesica Hernandez (B.A. in Sociology and Film Studies, '10) Peru: Yesica will film and edit a documentary on the influence Afro-Peruvian music has had, and continues to have, in ameliorating race relations in Peru.


Jillian Keenan (M.A. in Journalism, ‘09; B.A. in English, ‘08), Singapore: Through research at the Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive and an internship at a Singaporean theatre company (TheatreWorks), Jillian will study multicultural interpretations of Shakespeare.


Karen Knee (Ph.D. Candidate in Geological & Environmental Sciences), Ecuador: Karen will assess water quality in streams in the northwestern Ecuadorian Andes and investigate how these results relate to urban development, agriculture, and mining.


Amy Kwon (B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering, ‘10), South Korea ETA: Amy will teach English in an elementary school in Korea and conduct a side project learning about Korean philosophies of health care.


Andrew Plan (B.A. in Human Biology, ‘10), Philippines: Andrew will evaluate school-based deworming programs in the islands of Luzon and explore the issues facing current implementation of these initiatives.


Nikhil Saralkar (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, ‘10), India: To help address the electricity needs of rural India, Nikhil’s project will develop distributed renewable electricity generation systems for villages in Maharashtra.


Sonja Swanson (B.A. '10) South Korea ETA: Sonja will teach English in a school in Korea and conduct a side project.


Molly Vallor (Ph.D. Candidate in Japanese Literature), Japan: Molly will translate and comment on the poetry of Zen Buddhist monk and teacher Muso Soseki, with attention to the interplay between religion and poetics.




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