Erika Almenara, of World Languages, selected as American Fulbright Scholar for 2022-2023
Erika Almenara, associate professor of Spanish at the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultureswon an American Fulbright scholarship to teach and conduct research in Peru while completing his second book: Literary and cultural representations of the social perception of gender in post-conflict societies.
Fulbright Scholarships are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright scholars also play a vital role in American public diplomacy, building long-term relationships between people and nations. Alumni include 61 Nobel Prize winners, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 76 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of world-renowned leaders and experts in academia and many other fields in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. lucrative.
Independent research and participant surveys confirm that Fulbright exchange experiences lead to greater international co-publication, ongoing international exchange, and improved cross-cultural communication skills.
“My research during the Fulbright Fellowship tenure will allow me to produce new content for undergraduate and graduate courses taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and the University of Arkansas, as well as give me insights to share at future conferences in Peru and the United States,” Almenara Explain.
U of A Ya Jane Wang, Professor of Carbohydrate Chemistry at Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is also a recipient of a 2022-23 US Fulbright Fellowship. Stay tuned to the Arkansas News for Wang’s story soon.