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Feb. 13, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Two members of the faculty at Bucknell University have been named Fulbright Scholars; they are among approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who are spending the academic year in some 140 countries through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Coralynn Davis, assistant professor of women's and gender studies, is conducting research at Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, Nepal, through April. Her research topic is "Living Stories: Maithi Women's Narratives of Self, Society and the Sacred."
James Pusey, associate professor of East Asian studies, is conducting research at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing, China. His research topic is "Tang Poets Against the Chairman: Deng Tuo's `Literary Criticism' in and of the Great Leap Forward.
Davis, who holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, focuses on anthropology, women's studies, global studies, and developing women in Nepal. She joined the Bucknell faculty in 1999.
Pusey holds his degrees from Harvard University, where he was a teaching fellow before joining the Bucknell faculty in 1972.
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in economics; James Watson, codiscoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.