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Mehrangiz Najafizadeh named Fulbright Scholar

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

LAWRENCE — Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research in the Republic of Azerbaijan during the spring 2022 semester. 

The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects Fulbright Scholars.

During her time in Azerbaijan, Najafizadeh will teach courses and interdisciplinary seminars on gender in the global context as well as sociological theory. She also will conduct research pertaining to gender issues in Azerbaijan, both in social historical and contemporary contexts.

Najafizadeh previously received a Fulbright Scholar award in 2004 and served as a Fulbright senior specialist in Azerbaijan during summer 2005 and 2008. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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