Thirteen UW-Madison students receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards

May 28, 2014 By Kerry Hill

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UW-Madison has ranked among the leading U.S. research institutions in producing Fulbright scholars and fellows.

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Thirteen University of Wisconsin–Madison students have received 2014-15 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country’s flagship program for international exchange.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides recipients with funding for a full academic year of study, research or assistant teaching abroad. This program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 310,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

UW-Madison has been among the leading U.S. research institutions producing Fulbright fellows and scholars.

Nine of the UW–Madison recipients (listed here with degree, destination country, field and research topic) received Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for graduate research abroad:

  • Ian Carrillo (Ph.D.), Brazil, sociology, “Feeding Global Energy Demand: The Political Economy of Agrofuels in Brazil”
  • Marcus Cederstrom (Ph.D.), Sweden, area studies, “The Labor Movement at Home and Abroad: Swedish Women Workers in the US and Sweden”
  • Hannah Chapman (Ph.D.), Kazakhstan, political science, “Coercion, Cooptation or Cooperation? Youth Organizations in Non-Democracies”
  • Chisato Fukuda (Ph.D.), Mongolia, anthropology, “Breathing Uncertainty: Risk, Exposure and Air Pollution Regulation in Mongolia’s Capitol”
  • Lauren Glover (Ph.D.), South Korea, archeology, “Trade and Production of Elite Commodities in the Korean Peninsula: Bronze and Stone”
  • Jennifer Gramer (Ph.D.), Germany, cultural & intellectual history, “Can Art be Guilty? Vergangenheitsbewältigung and the Legacy of Nazi Art in Germany”
  • Lauren Hennelly (BA), India, ecology, “Howls in the Himalayas: Assessing Endangered Wolf Populations through Howl Surveys”
  • Jason Morgan (Ph.D.), Japan, cultural & intellectual history, “Suehiro Izutaro and the Case Law Revolution in Taisho Japan”
  • Richard Wells (Ph.D.), China, modern history, “Manchuria’s Modern Bean: Soybeans and the Colonial Market in Manchuria, 1895-1950”

Four of the UW–Madison recipients (listed here with degree and destination country) received Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English Teaching Assistantships:

  • Alice Bradley (BA), Italy
  • Chelsea Cervantes De Blois (MA), Azerbaijan
  • Molly Kettell (BA), Germany
  • Jenna Mertz (BA), Norway