Twelve Kenyon seniors and recent graduates were awarded J. William Fulbright Fellowships this year, with one senior selected as an alternate — tying Kenyon’s record from 2009 and 2010 for the most Fulbright fellows named in one year. Recipients of the coveted Fulbright fellowship receive grants to serve as an English teaching assistant (ETA) or conduct research abroad, and Kenyon is consistently a top producer of grant-winning students among liberal arts colleges.
Alice Cusick ’18, a Chinese and Arabic major with a joint major in Asian studies, will serve as an ETA in Taitung, Taiwan. Cusick, who is from Chicago, looks forward to learning some of the Taiwanese Hokkien language and exploring Taiwan’s national parks.
Kraig Davis ’18, a German and Spanish major and music minor from Rices Landing, Pennsylvania, will serve as an ETA in Hamburg, Germany. After studying abroad in Berlin, he is looking forward to becoming acquainted with another German city while furthering the teaching experience gained at Kenyon as an apprentice teacher.
William Freda ’18, a modern languages & literatures and religious studies double major from Deerfield, Massachusetts, was selected to serve as an ETA in Thailand.
Evie Kennedy-Maher ’17, a psychology and Spanish major, will serve as an ETA in Argentina.
Emma Lewis ’14, a sociology major, will conduct research in India.
Colleen Moore ’18, from Newburyport, Massachusetts, will travel to Chennai, India, to conduct research on oral history in the state of Tamil Nadu. The history and Asian studies major will work on improving her Tamil language skills and focus her research on the image of the bandit in public imagination.
Claire Oxford ’18, an English and Spanish area studies double major from Worcester, Massachusetts, will serve as an ETA for elementary school students in Spain’s Canary Islands.
Hannah Russ ’18, a Chinese area studies and dance double major form Hingham, Massachusetts, will combine her majors by conducting research at Nanjing University of the Arts in Nanjing, China. She will study the development and implementation of Labanotation, a system of dance movement notation, in collegiate curriculum.
Max Smith ’18, who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is originally from Paris, France, will travel to Togo to study the impact of mobile phones on the rural-urban divide in the West African country. Smith, an international studies and French area studies double major, will live with both rural and urban families and work with professors at the University of Lomé.
Hannah Vilas ’18, a psychology and Spanish area studies double major from Brunswick, Maine, will teach English to students at teacher training colleges in Argentina. She is excited to immerse herself in Argentinian culture and meet new people.
Andrea Yarkony ’18, a modern languages and literatures major from Baltimore, will serve as an ETA in Russia.
Linnea Feldman Emison ’18 is from Lee, New Hampshire. An English major with minors in history and Russian, she was selected as an alternate to serve as an ETA in Russia.