Undergraduates, recent alumni and a PhD candidate win Fulbright grants
May 5, 2017
A group of current Brandeis undergraduates, recent alumni and one doctoral degree candidate have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships.
Established in 1946 by Congress, the Fulbright grant program is a prestigious educational exchange that aims to foster cultural understanding between the United States and other countries. Recipients are chosen for academic merit and leadership potential, and are given the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The following students and alumni have been awarded fellowships:
Matthew Chernick ’16 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to Romania. He brings to the program a long-standing interest in and personal connection to the host country, a deep passion for teaching, and a highly interdisciplinary background in the humanities. In addition to teaching English, Chernick will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses at a local university. He also hopes to organize events presenting American culture such as lectures, film screenings, and dramatic performances through his host institution. Chernick is a graduate student in the Program in Comparative Humanities, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis with a triple major in film, television, and interactive media; European cultural studies, and classical studies, along with minors in history and English literature. After teaching English in Romania, he plans to pursue a doctoral degree to teach film studies at the university level, and to use his newfound Romanian language and cultural background to become one of the preeminent sources on Romania’s cinematic tradition.
Liana Gerecht ’17 has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan. In addition to majoring in both psychology and education studies with a minor in…