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10 UNC Students Awarded Fulbrights for Global Research and Teaching

October 29, 2016
UNC Global



Ten students and recent graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. The grants are for self-designed research and study projects or to teach English abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The students receive funding for travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses during the 9 to 12 month grant period. They passed a rigorous and holistic selection process.

“Receiving a Fulbright enhances students’ chances of enrolling in highly competitive graduate program, and it is a great chance to build a strong international network to boost employment prospects in an increasingly tight job market,” said Iyman Gaspard, Fulbright program adviser at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.

This year’s Fulbright Students studied in a diverse array of fields at Carolina, including economics, mathematics and global studies. With their awards, they will complete projects as varied as researching the history of decolonization in Canada, exploring current German-Turkish discourses on migration in Germany, and teaching English in South Korea.

This flagship international educational exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright is administered nationally by the Institute of International Education and through the Center for Global Initiatives at UNC. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and international communities, the program operates in more than 160 countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2016-2017 grant winners who applied through UNC appear below in alphabetical order.

UNC Fulbright Students, 2016-2017

  • Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is teaching English in India. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics.
  • Anna Brashear, a current TransAtlantic Masters student from Sterling, Kansas, is conducting research for her thesis “Current German-Turkish Discourses on Migration and Integration” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Germany.
  • Brian Bartholomew, a 2016 graduate from Eldersburg, Maryland, is teaching English in Taiwan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.
  • Sarah Heywood, a 2016 graduate from Neenah, Wisconsin, is teaching English in South Korea. She earned a bachelor’s degree in global studies with minors in Chinese and Korean.
  • John Healy, a 2014 graduate from Charlotte, North Carolina, is teaching English in Malaysia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in global studies with a minor in business administration.
  • Hannah Clager, a 2013 graduate from Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, is conducting research on cultural patronage in a post-Arab Spring environment in Morocco. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history with a minor in African studies.
  • Joel Hebert, a current doctoral student in the Department of History from Eagle River, Arkansas, is conducting research for his dissertation, “From Whitehall to Westminster: Colonial Lobbies and the Politics of British Decolonization,” in Canada.
  • Katherine Cordova, a 2016 graduate from Williamsburg, Virginia, is teaching English in Spain. She earned a bachelor’s degree in global studies with minors in education and Hispanic studies.
  • Sarah Muscutt, a 2015 graduate from Candler, North Carolina, is teaching English in South Korea. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies.
  • Stephen Gay, a 2016 graduate from Greenville, North Carolina, is teaching English in India. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy with a minor in creative writing.

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