Independent major in philosophy, politics, economics Katya Olson Shipyatsky ’19 won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to teach and do research in Russia.
Starting in the fall, Katya will spend 10 months working as an assistant English language teacher. She will also conduct independent research continuing her undergraduate research on the intersection of political and ethical theory, human rights, and museum studies, potentially looking at Russian commemoration of Soviet-era violence or Nazi violence during World War II. She also will participate with an oral history project with elderly populations near her placement.
Fulbright Grants are awarded for post-graduate research and study abroad or for positions such as English Teaching Assistants in schools or universities. An applicant must be the recipient of a bachelor’s degree before the beginning date of the grant.