Brain Payne, one of Carleton's Fulbright Scholar, is pictured here in a headshot.

Carleton Welcomes Fulbright Scholar and Killam Fellows

Carleton University is hosting a Fulbright Scholar and two Killam Fellows this fall. The distinguished faculty member and exceptional undergraduate students, recipients of the awards through Fulbright Canada, have the opportunity to leverage the university’s capital advantage while enriching their areas of academic expertise.

Prof. Brian Payne of Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass, an associate professor of History and Canadian Studies, is serving as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration.

Fulbright Scholar

Working in Ottawa offers unique opportunities for Payne to pursue the Canadian side of his research focus.

“Being a Fulbright fellow at Carleton University is an excellent opportunity for me,’’ said Payne.  “I would not be able to complete my research without it. In addition to spending time at the National Archives, I look forward to meeting faculty and students at Carleton and becoming engaged with this community.”

Payne will be examining cross-border food consumption and trade issues. His first book, Fishing a Borderless Sea: Environmental Territorialism in the North Atlantic, 1818-1910, was published in 2010.

“My current project seeks to understand the ways that governments and industry in both Canada and the United States attempted to change consumer food habits,” he said. “The specific focus of my Fulbright-based research is on canned and processed seafood harvested in Canadian waters and transferred to American processers and consumers.”

Killam Fellows

Killam winners Paden Stanton and Katelynn Hatton are also attending Carleton this autumn. Stanton, a student from the University of Maine, is completing a degree in International Studies. Hatton, a student from American University in Washington, D.C., is completing a degree in the field of History.

Stanton is pursuing political science courses at Carleton this semester. “The Killam Fellowship Program has given me a great opportunity to explore and understand the heart of Canada’s political structure,” he said. “This will certainly be a semester to remember for me.”

Hatton shared this perspective. “I am excited to experience Carleton and to have the opportunity to view the American presidential election from a Canadian perspective. In my classes, I hope to study Canadian history and learn more about the similarities and unique attributes of both cultures.”

About Fulbright Canada

Fulbright Canada is a joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America through academic and cultural exchange. Fulbright Canada is supported by the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada, by the United States Government through the Department of State, and by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and university partners. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors and operates out of Ottawa, Canada.

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