Dr. Claudio Aporta, an associate professor at Carleton University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has been named the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of Washington. In addition, Carleton will host two distinguished Fulbright scholars from the United States.
Aporta will spend six months in Seattle, from January to July 2012, conducting research on a project entitled, The Northwest passage and the construction of Inuit pan-Arctic Identities.
Dr. Aporta, an Argentinian-Canadian who completed his PhD studies at the University of Alberta in 2003, will examine a network of trails that are believed to have linked Inuit communities across the North American Arctic.
“It is with a great deal of pleasure that I welcome Dr. Aporta to the distinguished group of Fulbright scholars,” says Dr. Michael K. Hawes, executive director of Fulbright Canada and an alumnus of the program (Berkeley 99). “Dr. Aporta’s research will make a meaningful and significant contribution to the understanding of our shared ancestral history.”
Ken Cosgrove, an associate professor from Suffolk University in Boston, has been named the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies. He will spend the fall at Carleton studying political marketing in North America. James Lister, a PhD student from Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey, will be at Carleton from September 2011 to June 2012 studying risky decision-making during slot machine play at Carleton’s renowned Gambling Lab.
By engaging our brightest minds in academic exchanges, Fulbright Canada seeks to enhance mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. Through its bilateral academic exchanges, outstanding students, scholars and professionals, it helps to strengthen Canada-U.S. relations by examining a wide range of subjects which are critical to the relationship between the two countries.
Operating in over 150 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program has long been regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange. With the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the United States Department of State, Fulbright Canada is the gold standard for academic exchanges and intellectual opportunity. For more information please visit www.fulbright.ca.
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