Cornell's 2020-21 Fulbrighters
The Einaudi Center congratulates Cornell's 2020–21 Fulbright winners: three Fulbright-Hays doctoral awardees and seven students and recent alumni selected for U.S. Student Program awards.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Program
Three Cornell PhD candidates received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships. These prestigious awards cover travel, living, and research expenses for six to 12 months for the students and their families. All awardees conduct their research in languages other than English.
John Kennedy, Romance Studies
Dissertation: Debt Mobilities, Visuality, and the Shaping of Central American Migrant Liens (Director: Debra Castillo)
Kennedy's research will examine the financial underpinnings of human mobility and communal functions of debt in Guatemala, where the costs of unauthorized migration often exceed the average Guatemalan annual wage.
Austin Kramer, Anthropology
Dissertation: Culture, Hunting, and Environmentalism in the Himalayan Fur Trade (Director: Paul Nadasdy)
Kramer's work will investigate why hunting and fur remain an important part of life and culture in the Himalayas, even when many stakeholders — from locals to Buddhist leaders and scientists — oppose the fur trade.
Michael Miller, History
Indonesia and Netherlands
Dissertation: Modifying Men: Religion and Masculinity in Colonial Eastern Indonesia, 1870–1942 (Director: Eric Tagliacozzo)
Miller's research will explore masculinities and religious difference under late Dutch colonial rule, as Christian Indonesian men gained access to coveted colonial positions while Muslim men were pushed to the margins.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Lisa Malloy ’17 is one of seven Cornell students and recent alumni who received Fulbright U.S. Student awards to conduct research or teach abroad in the 2020–21 academic year. Read about all of the awardees in Fulbrighters Plan for Global Exchanges in 2021 (Chronicle).