Congratulations to our faculty members Dr. Dawne Y. Curry in African Studies and Dr. Amelia M.L. Montes in U.S. Latina/o Studies, who have both been selected for 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants.
Curry, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, will travel to South Africa to conduct research, write, and bridge scholarly relations between South Africa and the United States. Her project is titled, “African Women Intellectuals in South Africa’s Political Landscape.”
Montes, Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies, will travel to Serbia to write, teach a class—Chicana and Chicano Literature and Theory—at The University of Novi Sad, and work with Professor Aleksandra Izgarjan, whose expertise is in gender studies and transnational literatures. Professor Montes is finishing her creative nonfiction book, Nothing Sweet About Me, preparing it for publication, and, while in Serbia, will be writing a book of essays, La Llorona on the Danube: A Chicana in Serbia.
Both Curry and Montes participated last fall in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s Faculty Success Program, also known as “academic bootcamp,” a twelve-week program designed to facilitate faculty members’ success in research, develop their organizational skills, and support a rich work-life balance.
The Institute for Ethnic Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences are proud to have invested in this valuable program to help our faculty members flourish. Their selection as Fulbright Scholars are a first indication of what we hope will be great and continued success.