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Cornell's 2020-21 Fulbrighters

The Einaudi Center congratulates Cornell's 2020–21 Fulbright winners: three Fulbright-Hays doctoral awardees and seven students and recent alumni selected for U.S. Student Program awards.

Looking Ahead to Fulbright in 2021 ...

All Fulbright exchanges are currently suspended until January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awardees who are not able to begin their research or teaching before the end of July 2021 may defer their grants to next academic year. Einaudi's Fulbright advisor is monitoring the situation closely and continuing to work with this year's awardees and Cornellians interested in applying for Fulbright awards. Please email our Fulbright advisor with any questions about the application process.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Program

Three Cornell PhD candidates received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships. These prestigious awards cover travel, living, and research expenses for six to 12 months for the students and their families. All awardees conduct their research in languages other than English.

John Kennedy, Romance Studies

Guatemala

Dissertation: Debt Mobilities, Visuality, and the Shaping of Central American Migrant Liens (Director: Debra Castillo)

Kennedy's research will examine the financial underpinnings of human mobility and communal functions of debt in Guatemala, where the costs of unauthorized migration often exceed the average Guatemalan annual wage.

Man talking to people in front of sunset over water. John Kennedy at the estuarine border between Mexico and Guatemala filming an interview for his documentary Suchiate.
John Kennedy filming a documentary interview at the estuarine border between Mexico and Guatemala.

Austin Kramer wearing hat and brown jacket

Austin Kramer, Anthropology

Nepal

Dissertation: Culture, Hunting, and Environmentalism in the Himalayan Fur Trade (Director: Paul Nadasdy)

Kramer's work will investigate why hunting and fur remain an important part of life and culture in the Himalayas, even when many stakeholders — from locals to Buddhist leaders and scientists — oppose the fur trade.

 
Six people standing in front of calligraphy. Michael Miller with archivists and friends at the regional archives office in Makassar, Indonesia
Michael Miller with archivists and friends at the regional archives office in Makassar, Indonesia.

Michael Miller, History

Indonesia and Netherlands

Dissertation: Modifying Men: Religion and Masculinity in Colonial Eastern Indonesia, 18701942 (Director: Eric Tagliacozzo)

Miller's research will explore masculinities and religious difference under late Dutch colonial rule, as Christian Indonesian men gained access to coveted colonial positions while Muslim men were pushed to the margins.
 

 
Fulbrighter Lisa Malloy ’17 leading a session of a 16mm filmmaking workshop in Songzhuang, Beijing.
Lisa Malloy leading a session of a 16mm filmmaking workshop in Songzhuang, Beijing.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Lisa Malloy ’17 is one of seven Cornell students and recent alumni who received Fulbright U.S. Student awards to conduct research or teach abroad in the 2020–21 academic year. Read about all of the awardees in Fulbrighters Plan for Global Exchanges in 2021 (Chronicle).