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Cornell's 2021-22 Fulbrighters

The Einaudi Center congratulates Cornell's 2021–22 Fulbright winners: four Fulbright Hays doctoral awardees and seven students and recent alumni selected for U.S. Student Program awards.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Program

Four 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.

Claire Cororaton

Claire Cororaton, History


Dissertation: Emplotting Freedom: Public Property, Agrarian Development, and Self-Determination in the Philippines 1880-1930

Clare Cororaton explores the political and economic history of the Philippines, particularly the intersection and interactions of Spanish and U.S. empires in the Philippines in the late 18th century to early 19th century.

Sudan Kariuki

Sudan Kariuki, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


Dissertation: Deforestation Impacts on Coastal Forest Geochemistry

Sudan Kariuki is an applied biogeochemist. Her research focuses on the ways in which human management and disturbance influence ecosystem function. In particular, she focuses on patterns in plant and soil mediated nutrient cycling.

Ben Mirin

Ben Mirin, Natural Resources & the Environment


Dissertation: Designing and Piloting Environmental Education Programs About Traded Songbirds in Indonesia

Ben Mirin focuses on songbird competitions, in which birds are trapped and sold to sing for human amusement. His research uses bioacoustic and cultural data to investigate how birds win singing competitions based on human and natural definitions of vocal fitness.

Connor Rechtzigel

Connor Rechtzigel, Anthropology


Dissertation: Making and Marketing Halal Tourism in Lombok, Indonesia

Connor Rechtzigel’s research explores the different set of actors, mechanisms and motivations in halal tourism development. His research hopes to shed light on the workings of Indonesia’s religious bureaucracy, and contribute to scholarship on the anthropology of religion, religious bureaucracy and statecraft, and social studies of business. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Cornell Celebrates Bumper Crop of Fulbright Students (May 2022): Read about Clara Rice's research in Zambia and Amanda Cronin's English teaching in Argentina!

Savanna Lim '21 in graduation robes

Savanna Lim '21, Urban and Regional Studies


English Teaching Assistant Fellowship

Savanna Lim is teaching English in Turkey, one of the few countries where ETAs teach at the university level. She is helping to build up the English Second Language Program at Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University in Alanaya, Antalya.

Clara Rice at Victoria Falls, Zambia

Clara Rice '21, Health Care Policy


Fulbright U.S. Student Research Fellowship

Clara Rice is conducting an independent research project about the impact of COVID-19 and associated changes in supply and aid on the sexual and reproductive health care system. Read about Clara's Fulbright work.

Amanda Cronin at U.S. embassy in Argentina

Amanda Cronin '21, Environmental Science


English Teaching Assistant Fellowship

Amanda Cronin is teaching English in Argentina. At Cornell, her studies centered on environmental science and social sciences. Read about Amanda's Fulbright work.

Juliana Silva '18

Juliana Silva '18, Communications


English Teaching Assistant Fellowship

Juliana Silva is teaching English in Taiwan. She is developing an English language course for two elementary schools.

Additional 2021–22 Awardees

  • Daniel Friedman (Austria)
  • Kara Guse (Cambodia)
  • Priscilla Eiyeon Kim (Netherlands)