Four of Five MSU Fulbright-Hays Fellows are PhD candidates in the College of Social Science

October 11, 2018

Five students at Michigan State University have been awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program grants, which help Universities  fund students who conduct full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. We are delighted to congratulate four of the recipients from the College of Social Science. The four CSS students, are all studying African History and will be conducting research in Africa. The other student is in the College of Music.

The four CSS students are Robin Crigler, Akil Cornelius, Russell Stevenson and Dawson McCall.  John “Alex” Smith is studying Music Performance.

“There are few student honors greater than a Fulbright DDRA,” stressed Walter Hawthorne, a professor of African history at MSU. “And there are few universities in the country who succeed at the level of MSU year in and year out with Fulbright DDRA awards. That five MSU graduate students conducting research in Africa received Fulbright DDRAs this year is testament to MSU’s long term commitment to fostering connections to the continent. The success of our College of Social Science and College of Music students shows that MSU is the place for African studies.”

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of these studies in the United States.

Here is a full list of this year’s grantees.