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Graduate Students Awarded Fulbright Fellowships to Conduct Dissertation Research Abroad

  • Oct 20, 2020

Three UT Austin graduate students have been awarded fellowships through the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program for the 2020-21 academic year. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the doctoral candidates will study social and cultural issues in modern non-Western languages for six to 12 months.

Religious studies Ph.D. student Alex Kreger will travel around Turkey to study the Alevis, a Sufi Muslim community, and analyze their relationships with the ideas of love, music and conversation.

Anthropology Ph.D. student Sam Law will investigate a broad grassroots social movement in Mexico to explore how the urban poor are generating viable solutions to challenges of urban life while developing novel social forms and modes of inhabiting the city.

Public policy Ph.D. student Sophie Morse will be traveling to Mexico and Switzerland, where she will perform qualitative interviews for her dissertation on factors that facilitate or inhibit the implementation of health policies addressing violence against women in Mexico.

Read the full story from the UT Austin Graduate School.