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Leake receives Fulbright grant

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Eric Leake, assistant professor in the Department of English at Texas State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to teach writing and American studies at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Leake is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement.

"I am excited to explore Slovenia with my family and to make new friends there. I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity to push myself as a teacher and scholar," Leake said. "I plan to return to Texas State with a greater understanding of the work of English writing pedagogies, especially how they affect student identities and senses of agency in international contexts."

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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