Bishop named Fulbright Scholar to Université d'Oran, Algeria

Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 15, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Elizabeth Bishop, an associate professor in the Department of History at Texas State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to work with the Université d'Oran in Oran, Algeria.

Bishop is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement.

"My investment in North African studies is integral to my research and scholarly conversations," Bishop said. "At the Université d'Oran, I will address African-American nationalism in its transnational context, at both undergraduate and graduate levels."

This will be Bishop's second Fulbright in Algeria. Her first was at the Université d'Alger in the capital city, Algiers, during 2007-2008. That project focused on north African national liberation in the work of three African American authors—James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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