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Faculty receive Fulbright Scholar grants

Fulbright Scholar grants have been awarded to two faculty members to lecture and conduct research abroad.

Cheryl Lynn Johnson (English) will be hosted by the University of the Western Cape and the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, February–December 2002. She will conduct research and teach African-American and American literature courses. Johnson’s research focuses on a comparison of the impact of racism and sexism on African-American women and black South African women, especially in relation to the language strategies of resistance and deference developed by both groups as represented in literary texts.

John Krafft (English, Miami Hamilton) will be hosted by the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, March–July 2002, where he will teach courses on Thomas Pynchon and other contemporary American writers. Krafft, an editor of the semiannual "Pynchon Notes," www.ham.muohio. edu/~krafftjm, will also organize an international conference, "Pynchon and/in Germany," to be held at the University of Cologne.

Miami will host Fulbright Scholar Yusuf Kagan Kadioglu, assistant professor of geological engineering at Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. Kadioglu, who will be at Miami January-July, will collaborate with Yildirim Dilek (geology) on petrological and tectonic research in the eastern Mediterranean region.

The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State, was established in the aftermath of World War II in the belief that international educational exchange is crucial for mutual understanding among nations. This year, approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research abroad, with a similar number of visiting scholars who received grants to work in this country.

Date Published: 12/06/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 18


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