June 19, 2006
Anthropology graduate student awarded Fulbright
Heath Cabot, a graduate student in anthropology, has been
awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Greece.
Cabot's research explores issues of immigration, asylum law,
and advocacy in Greece, one of the "more porous" Mediterranean
frontiers in the new European Union. Specifically, by focusing
on one nongovernmental organization, she is examining how the
legal frameworks of asylum and citizenship are shaped and how
immigrants and asylum seekers are "managed."
"I hope this work will serve as a qualitative complement
to the official data most often enlisted in the construction
of immigration and asylum policy," said Cabot.
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program, which will fund travel
abroad for more than 1,200 U.S. citizens in the 2006-07 academic
year, was established in 1946 to build mutual understanding
between the people of the United States and the rest of the
world. It is administered by the Institute of International
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In addition
to the student program, the Fulbright Program supports American
scholars who teach and conduct research abroad, as well as students,
scholars, and teachers from other countries who engage in similar
activities in the United States. The program operates in more
than 150 countries worldwide.