African and African American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Moran Named an Alternate for Fulbright Research Program in Benin

Moran Fulbright Alternate

by Mika'il Petin and LaNitra Berger

Dr. LaNitra M. Berger, Director of the Office of Fellowships in the Honors College at George Mason University shared some great news about a Mason undergraduate student. Erin Moran was selected as an alternate for the Fulbright Research Program in Benin. If she does not receive the Fulbright, Erin has committed to join the art history master's degree program at the University of Iowa. She will be funded, and will have the additional opportunity to study with Dr. Christopher Roy. He is considered to be one of the foremost scholars of African art history alive today.

Dr. Berger had this to say, "Erin was one of the best students in my African art class in the Fall of 2015, and I mentored her throughout the Fulbright process. Yesterday, Erin drove up from Richmond to serve as a guest speaker in Dr. [Jacquelyn] Williamson's class to lead a discussion about displaying African art in western museums. This presentation was based on her internship experience at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and her work in my class."

Erin is a History and Art History major with an African and African American Studies minor. She will make the University proud whether she travels to Benin or continues on her path to the University of Iowa. 

Congratulations, Erin!

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