The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) is pleased to announce a record six winners in the 2014-15 Fulbright US Student competition. These six winners come from DePaul’s nine finalists and 37 applicants, which are also both records for DePaul. This year’s Fulbright awardees will travel to Germany, India, Lithuania, and Turkey. Five of the six Fulbright recipients are from LAS and one from Communication. The awardees are:Kevin Cole, German and Spanish double major
Graduation Year: 2015
Project Summary: Kevin will complete a two-year Master's Program focusing on the relationship between Turkey, Germany, and the European Union. The program's first year will be completed at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, followed by a second year of coursework at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Jason Czerwie, International Studies (major); Islamic World Studies (minor)
Graduation Year: 2014
Project Summary: Jason will conduct a study in migration and assimilation policy in Lithuania. He will be studying at a university in Kaunas, the cultural center of Lithuania, and working with organizations that deal with migrants and migration in Vilnius and Kaunas.
Ian Moore, Philosophy, PhD candidate
Graduation Year: 2017
Project Summary: Ian’s project addresses and critiques the recently discovered anti-Semitism of the philosopher Martin Heidegger by looking at his engagement with the medieval theologian Meister Eckhart. He will study in Wuppertal where he will conduct archival research.
Susannah McFaul, Multicultural Communication, MA
Graduation Year: 2015
Project Summary: Susannah will be an English Teaching Assistant in Turkey. Outside of the classroom, she will study Turkish and lead an extra-curricular program called Global Community Hour aimed at helping students explore American and Turkish culture.
Sowmya Sastri, Public Policy (major); Sociology (minor)
Graduation Year: 2012
Project Summary: Sowmya will be an English Teaching Assistant working with adolescent children. In her spare time, she will engage students through cooking and drama classes.
Rebecca Son, International Studies (concentration Geographic Information Systems)
Graduation Year: 2013
Project Summary: Rebecca will conduct a research project that uses GIS to identify the mechanisms and spaces of a multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Bangalore, India.