Scholar Stories

Ibtesam Moh'd Abdel Rahman Al Atiyat
program officer, Jordanian National Commission for Women, Jordan
Discipline: sociology
Lecturing: Women, Islam and Politics in the Arab World
Host: University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 2005–May 2006
An adventure to the Land of “Cheese-heads”
I was awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) grant for the 2005-06 academic year at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. Full Story >

Sanjukta Dasgupta
Professor, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
Discipline: Language and Literature (non-U.S.)
Lecturing: Representation of American and Indian Women in Literature and Film
Host: SUNY--College at Oswego, Oswego, New York
June–August 2006

Sanjukta Dasgupta, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from India, is teaching, sharing knowledge and creating connections at SUNY Oswego this fall.
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Tajudeen Gbadamosi
Professor of History, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Lecturing: Islam in Sub-Saharan West Africa
Host: Le Moyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee
August 2005-May 2006
In our age of global terrorism and international distrust, programs that allow college students and professors to study or teach abroad enrich not only those who leave home to participate in such exchanges, but also the citizens of the nations that host them. Full Story >

Eduardo Rodrigues Gomes
Department of Political Science, Federal University of Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lecturing: Latin American Studies
Host: Bellevue Community College (BCC), Bellevue, WA
January 2005-October 2005
An associate professor of political science from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Eduardo Gomes is Bellevue Community College's third annual Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Full Story >

Badar Alam Iqbal
Professor of International Business, Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, ALIGARH: 202002 (UP) India.
Teaching and Research: Teaching International Business to MBA and Under-graduate students. Research on Indo-US Economic Relations.
Business Administration
Date: October 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005.
Host: Claflin University Business School, Orangeburg (SC), USA
The opportunity to study and teach overseas has convinced one Scholar-in-Residence of the benefits of international exchange. Full Story >

Sarah Anyang Agbor
Department of English, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Lecturing: African Literature and Criticism, Literature, Society and Gender
Host: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
August 2004-June 2005
Sarah Anyang Agbor, the department’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for AY 04-05, maintains her fast pace of activities, both on campus and off. Full Story >

Xiangrong Wang
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Lecturing: China's Environmental Planning, Management and Policy Implementation
Host: Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
August 2004-June 2005
I was very lucky to have been invited as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence to teach a course entitled "China's Environmental Studies, Planning and Sustainability" at both Bard College and State University of New York at New Paltz from August 2004 to June 2005. Full Story >

Fred Kato Mutebi
Africa 2000 Network, Kampala, Uganda
Lecturing: History of Art in Uganda; History of Print Making
Host: Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
August 2003-May 2004
Multicolor woodcut artist Fred Kato Mutebi has long used his artistry to convey the fragility of the human condition in Africa and to celebrate the natural beauty of Uganda, his homeland. Full Story >

Stella Williams
Assistant professor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria
Lecturing: Environmental Economics
Host: Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
August 2003-May 2004
In 2003-2004, Bellevue Community College (BCC) hosted its first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Stella Williams. A scholar, activist and policy advisor on gender and fisheries trade, Williams engaged students, faculty and the community in a year-long exploration of Nigerian culture and environmental issues. Full Story >

Hsing-lin Tracy Chung
National Taiwan Junior College of Performing Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Lecturing: Chinese Jingju Theater
Host: Department of Theatre, Denison University, Granville, OH
January 2003-May 2003
As a Scholar-in-Residence at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Hsing-lin Tracy Chung taught her students the art of Jingju theater, ending the semester with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Full Story >

Alejandro Gomez
Department of Economic History, Advanced School of Economy and Business Administration, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lecturing: Latin American Culture, Economics and History
Host: Coastal Georgia Community College, Brunswick, GA
August 2002-May 2003
World Outlook Blooms in a Small Town Moving from Buenos Aires, Argentina-a bustling city of three million-to a small, quiet town on the coast of Georgia in the United States was a dramatic change for Alejandro Gomez. Full Story >

Yolanda Teran
Department of Education, National Council of Indigenous Women, Quito, Ecuador
Lecturing: The Development of Cultural Awareness
Host: Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sisseton, SD
August 2000-August 2002
When Yolanda Teran, a Kichwa Indian from Quito, Ecuador, received a Fulbright grant to be a Scholar-in-Residence at Sisseton Wahpeton Community College in Sisseton, South Dakota, she was very excited. "I felt that I was coming to work with my brothers and my sisters," says Teran, who is national coordinator of indigenous education and culture for the National Council of Indigenous Women in Ecuador. Full Story >

Nicholas Sironka
Independent Artist, Kiserian, Kenya
Lecturing: Batik Art and the Massai Culture
Host: Whitworth College, Department of Art, Spokane, WA
c/o Dr. Gordon Wilson
August 2000-May 2001
Kenyan Scholar-in-Residence Nicholas Sironka's vibrant artwork and Maasai heritage were sources of delight and wonder to his students and colleagues at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. Full Story >

Sundari Krishnamurthy
Department of Sociology, Stella Maris College, Tamilnadu, India
Lecturing: Indian Art, Culture, Religion and Society as Manifestations of Indian Philosophy
Host: Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
August 2000-June 2001
"In a rather homogenous culture like that of rural southern Utah, Sundari has been an absolute gift! She has brought our students a new awareness and appreciation for cultural differences." Full Story >

Benjamin Offei-Nyako
Senior lecturer, College of Art, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Lecturing: Art, African Art
Host: North Carolina Central University
Scholar in Residence
August 1999-May 2000
"If you have not visited the farm of the other you might always say you are best." These are the words of a Ghanaian proverb that reflect a concept embodied by the Fulbright Scholar Program: exploring the world beyond the familiar broadens perspective and brings wisdom. Full Story >

Marek Wasilewski
Assistant Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Multimedia Communication, Poland
Lecturing: Communications and Journalism, Experimental Video
Host: Florida Atlantic University, Fla.
Scholar-in-Residence Program
December 1999-May 2000
Marek Wasilewski, an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Posnan, Poland, spent the spring semester at Florida Atlantic University teaching courses on experimental sculpture and eastern European art and cinema. Full Story >

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