Humanities Graduate Students Receive Fulbright-Hays Awards

Humanities Graduate Students Receive Fulbright-Hays Awards

Joshua Solomon

Two Division of the Humanities graduate students received Fulbright-Hays Fellowships to continue their doctoral research abroad.

Antje Postema, from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, returns to Bosnia and Herzegovina with the help of her Fulbright-Hays Award to continue work on “Claimed Experience: Narrative and the Shaping of Social Memory after Trauma in Bosnia.” “Spending four months here has made me aware of how much my research will benefit from additional time in the country,” said Postema. “The sources here in Bosnia will help me write a much more thorough dissertation.”

The Fulbright-Hays Award will allow Joshua Solomon to travel to Japan to work on his project, “Knowing the Stench of the Earth: Counter-Narratives of Local Furusato from Tsugaru.” The graduate student from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization called the award “critical” for his research. “The title of my project borrows from a Japanese vernacular phrase meaning ‘the stink of the earth,’ and to properly really know the ‘stink of the earth’ of the Tsugaru region, it is crucial that I spend time there,” said Solomon.

“The research that our graduate students conduct is valuable not just within academia, but as a bridge between the United States and our neighbors,” said Deborah Nelson, deputy provost for graduate education. “These awards recognize our students’ contributions, and will augment their research and exposure to the common concerns of all of us as citizens of the world,” she said.

To read more about graduate student recipients of the Fulbright-Hays Award, please visit the University News site.