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Celebrating IU's success as a top producer of Fulbright students


EDITOR'S NOTE: This message has been updated to include faculty recipients of the 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Scholars award from IUPUI, as well as a 2022 recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair award.

I am proud to share that the U.S. State Department has named Indiana University Bloomington a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year. With 11 students being offered awards this time around, this marks the seventh consecutive year our university has been among the top institutions to send students on life-changing study abroad journeys through the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program. 

These awards allow our students and faculty to pursue international research, immerse themselves in the culture they are studying and cultivate relationships with scholars around the globe. They also deepen and expand IU's ties to institutions overseas, promoting mutually beneficial research partnerships and future student exchanges.

Among the 2021-22 IU students who will advance their education and research through this prestigious and competitive program: 

  • Donald Bradley, a Ph.D candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, who will explore Japanese engagement with bluegrass and old-time string band music primarily in Japan's Kansai and Kyushu regions. 
  • Erin Hennessey, a Ph.D. candidate in the College's Department of Art History, who will study engravings from the late 15th and early 16th centuries in Switzerland for her research on artist Martin Schongauer.
  • Meghan Paradis, a Ph.D candidate in the Department of History in the College. The scholarship she pursues in Germany will help complete her dissertation "The Cultural Transformation of German-Jewish Girlhood, 1900-1933."

Our Fulbright Scholars among the IU Bloomington faculty for 2021-22 are Luciana Namorato, professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the College at IU Bloomington, who conducted research at the University of Coimbra in Portugal in fall 2021; and Adam Ward, associate professor in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington, who is conducting research at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom.

Our Fulbright Scholars among the IUPUI faculty for 2021-22 are William Helling, a lecturer and associate program director for Library and Information Science at School of Informatics and Computing, studying at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; David King, a professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, studying at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, a professor of anthropology and museum studies at the School of Liberal Arts, studying at CY Cergy Paris University, France.

Also at IUPUI, Gabriel Filippelli, Chancellor's Professor of Earth Sciences at the School of Science  and executive director of IU's Environmental Resilience Institute, was named a 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation at University of Newcastle.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of these members of our IU family, and the continuation of our status as a top Fulbright producer. 

Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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