Six faculty members at Texas A&M University have received Fulbright US Scholar Program awards for the 2022-223 academic year from the US Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Christian Brannstrom, Daniel Conway, Eduardo Espina, Martin Regan, Mikko Tuhkanen and Karl Woodmansey are among more than 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and/or teach abroad for the 2022-23 academic year as part of the Fulbright US Scholar Program. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations begun abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.
Returning to their home countries, institutions, laboratories and classrooms, participants share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchanges, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to leave. abroad. As former Fulbright scholars, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 61 Nobel Prize winners, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 40 who have served as heads of state or government.
- Christian Brannström, professor of geography at the College of Arts and Sciences and associate dean for academic affairs, received a Fulbright US Scholar Award to begin a three-month teaching-research program at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay. His teaching will consist of an energy geography program linked to the Uruguayan context, and his research aims to determine the reasons for the acceptance or rejection of wind energy in rural host communities in Uruguay.
- Daniel Conway, professor of philosophy at the College of Arts and Sciences, will be a visiting scholar at Deakin University in Australia and will study the efforts of local scholars and practitioners to bring social and spiritual reparations to First Nations peoples and Indigenous communities. Conway’s research seeks to shape his understanding of the psychological and social conditions of genocide and related crimes against humanity.
- Eduardo Espina, professor of Hispanic studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, will spend a semester in Paraguay to write a book on the evolution of notions of innovation, originality, novelty and anticanonical writing in the context of poetry Hispanic American of the 21st century. He will also lead a seminar on the “new writings of the Americas” at the Centro Cultural de España for university students in the capital Asuncion.
- Martin Regan, professor and department head of performance studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, will write a monograph titled “Soundscapes of Japan: From Past to Present” during his residency at the Senzoku-affiliated Institute for Contemporary Japanese Music Research. Gakuen College of Music and the Japanese Traditional Music Research Institute in Japan. Regan envisions his monograph as a practice-oriented manual for instruction in Japanese music, drama, and other modern genres of Japanese performance.
- Mikko Tuhkanen, professor of English at the College of Arts and Sciences, will teach courses in American literature and literary theory at the University of Bergen in Norway during his Fulbright tenure. He also plans to pursue two interrelated, book-length studies titled “Time’s Witness: On James Baldwin” and “Diasporic Modernities: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Sylvia Wynter” for the coming academic year.
- Karl Woodmanseyclinical assistant professor at the College of Dentistry, will do his Fulbright in Nepal.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright program is funded by an annual appropriation from the United States Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program.
For more than 75 years, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – the opportunity to exchange ideas and help find solutions to the challenges facing our communities and our world are facing. Each year, more than 800 American scholars, artists, and professionals from all walks of life teach or conduct research abroad through the Fulbright US Scholar Program. Additionally, more than 1,900 U.S. students, artists, and early-career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants each year to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad. .
In the United States, the Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright US Student and Scholar programs on behalf of the US Department of State, including by organizing an annual competition for scholarships.
For more information about the Fulbright program, contact Global Partnership Services.