Two CofC Professors Receive Fulbright Awards to Instruct, Examine Abroad

Two Faculty of Charleston professors have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2021–22 academic year. Professors Adem Ali and Richard Bodek will head to distinct components of the globe in the global educational exchange application to understand and lecture in their respective fields.

Ali, an affiliate professor in the Office of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, will perform research and train in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand and the College of Limpopo. Ali’s scientific tests use recent engineering, such as higher-resolution satellites and drones, to assess h2o supplies from a resource and excellent facet, which can assistance even further local weather and environmental exploration.

Ali – who has previously collaborated with a workforce at Witwatersrand on similar initiatives, ensuing in the publication of a 2020 exploration paper – says the Fulbright fellowship allows him to even further interact with colleagues, consequently “providing a system to create a great deal more robust and broader worldwide collaborations.”

It also enables him to interact with and have interaction worldwide learners.

“The pedagogical knowledge I will gain at an establishment with a diverse cultural and environmental location will certainly enrich my training and mentoring working experience,” states Ali, who has beforehand brought College or university of Charleston college students to South Africa to learn geospatial technologies and its works by using in the industry of geology and hopes that some of his CofC students will be in a position to be part of him even though he is training there next 12 months, as well. “I want to stimulate pupils to be open to worldwide vacation for the reason that I imagine it presents them a new point of view and they can comprehend the world improved. It opens up a new way of pondering and appreciation.”

Bodek, a professor in the Division of Historical past, will travel to London to train at the University of Roehampton, where he will instruct historical approaches, historical difficulties and war and memory in the 20th century. He is seeking forward to “seeing how historians at a university in a really various technique educate programs and bringing some of these suggestions back again to CofC.”

Whilst he’s there, he will also proceed his research on Elisabeth Kusian, a homicidal nurse in occupied Berlin in the late 1940s. In 1949, Kusian robbed, murdered, dismembered and dumped her victims into Berlin’s rubble in order to obtain the resources to get a typewriter to give as a Christmas present to her married lover, a law enforcement detective.

Although incredibly moderate mannered himself, Bodek has a keen interest in violent crime record in the publish-WWII time period and was researching conditions in Hamburg and Berlin when he ran throughout many files on Kusian. He now plans to create a guide on the murder-podcast–worthy existence of Kusian.

“She’s just so fascinating – drug use, she’s a nurse, she cuts bodies up,” claims Bodek. “And it’s right when Berlin has been divided and is nonetheless in ruins. It’s like history runs by means of her.”

Bodek and Ali are both of those grateful and honored for the options permitted to them by the Fulbright Plan, which was created to enhance mutual knowledge between the people today of the United States and the folks of other nations around the world.

Due to the fact its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has offered around 400,000 passionate and achieved students, scholars, teachers, artists and specialists of all backgrounds and fields the option to analyze, train and perform investigation, trade suggestions and add to discovering options to vital intercontinental difficulties. Now the largest and most diverse global academic exchange application in the globe, the Fulbright Application is funded primarily by an annual appropriation manufactured by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Office of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.