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Geographers receive Fulbright awards

July 09, 2013

Elizabeth Chacko, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the George Washington University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Fall 2013. She will spend six months in Singapore, from August 2013 to January 2014, where she will be affiliated with the National University of Singapore. Dr. Chacko will conduct research on the integration of new and old streams of immigrants from India in the city-state of Singapore.

Stuart Aitken received a Fulbright award to Slovenia to study politics, activism, and civic responsibilities of the children of the Izbrisani (the "erased"), a group of ethnic Serbs and Croates who lost their residency status when Slovenia got statehood. The project builds on his work with child activists in Chile and SE San Diego, and his experimental mapping project in China.

Geography professor Robert A. Voeks will spend the 2013-14 academic year in Mozambique on a Fulbright Fellowship, teaching ethnobotany at Eduardo Mondlane University and collaborating on field work on the ethnobotany of the Ronga people. He’ll identify the plant species known by the community and how they are collected, used and transported to distant markets.

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