Campus: San Josť State University -- February 4, 2000

SJSU Anthropology Professor Receives Fulbright Award To Study In Bolivia

Lynn Sikkink, anthropology professor at San Josť State University, has received a Fulbright Award to teach and conduct cultural anthropology research in Bolivia, the U.S. Information Agency and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Besides teaching, Sikkink will conduct field research with Bolivian women in their rural households and the marketplace. The research will examine the marketplace practices of traditional medicine vendors and their customers. Sikkink's research is significant because it will document the practices of a unique group of marketers as a way to understand the intersection of rural household economics, healing and urban communities. She will be in Bolivia for six months, beginning in February.

Sikkink is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 1999/2000 academic year through the Fulbright Program. Established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, an independent foreign affairs agency within the executive branch of the U.S. government.

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