professor of English; and Miguel Gandert, associate professor,
communication and journalism; have recently been notified that
they are the recipients of Fulbright scholarships.
will participate in "International Migration and National
Identities," a Fulbright German studies seminar to be held
this summer in Berlin, Leipzig and Cologne. Of the 25 attendees
from around the U.S. to be selected, Scharnhorst is the only person
affiliated with a Department of English. This is Scharnhorst's
fourth Fulbright to take him to Germany.
be involved in a three-year project in Bolivia where he will photograph
the feast day celebrations of the Indo-Hispano people in rural
and urban regions. Gandert anticipates spending two months of
each of the next three years on the project.
Fulbright allows me to continue looking at Mestizo ritual among
the poorest indigenous populations in Latin America. The project
will show the connection between American Southwestern rituals
and those of Bolivia - demonstrating a unique shared heritage,
both of which are products of the confluence of 400 years of Meso-American
and Spanish Colonialism," Gandert said.
first Bolivian photography exhibition will open at the Museum
of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz, Bolivia in May.