Political science professors Elizabeth Freund Larus and Stephen J. Farnsworth are the latest faculty to receive U.S. Fulbright grants to research and teach abroad.
Larus has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will conduct field research throughout Eastern Europe during spring semester 2020. Hosted by the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, she will research the impact of the new Silk Road – China’s Belt and Road Initiative – on the European Union.
Farnsworth, a previous Fulbright award recipient, has been named a Fulbright Specialist and will spend this summer teaching American government to students of Methodist College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the U.S. approaches the 2020 presidential election, Farnsworth said, “now is a great time to be talking with Malaysian students about American government and politics.”
In all, UMW faculty have received 12 Fulbright grants since 2007.