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Faculty earn Fulbright awards for 2020-21

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Earlier this quarter, two DePaul faculty members earned Fulbright awards for excellence in academic research. Alexei Sivertsev, from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sue Fenty Studham, from The Theatre School, will utilize their awards in the 2020-21 academic year.

“A Fulbright fellowship is a highly prestigious and coveted honor that recognizes the high caliber of DePaul's faculty and their scholarly research," says Salma Ghanem, interim provost. “My sincere congratulations to Professor Sivertsev and Professor Studham for earning this distinguished opportunity."

Sivertsev is a professor of religious studies at DePaul. His research focuses on the study of Jewish cultural dynamics in late antiquity. Sivertsev was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship for his project, “Urban Communities in Context: Reading Late Antique Synagogue Floors in Roman Palestine as Relational Models." With his award, he will explore late antique synagogue floor mosaics in the Beth Shean area of Israel.

Studham is an assistant professor and head of stage management in The Theatre School at DePaul. Her project,Decolonizing theatre production practice: Identifying Balinese performance management," incorporates collaboration and field-research in Bali, Indonesia. With her award, she will conduct data collection as well as research with faculty at Institut Seni Indonesia, a Performing Arts University in Denpasar, Indonesia. Overall her work investigates the complex relationship between globalization, decolonization and cultural identity.

Since 1945, the Fulbright Scholar program has actively sought out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through open, merit-based competitions.

To learn more about becoming a Fulbright Scholar, contact Scott Bucking, DePaul's Faculty Fulbright Liaison.​

Read about Nezih Altay, a​ professor in the Driehaus College of Business, who earned a Fulbright award earlier this year.