May. 13, 2015

Dr. Lea David, a teaching fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has received a Fulbright scholarship for post-doctoral study for 2015-16. Moreover, she also received Fulbright’s Rabin Fellowship for the best Humanities candidate selected each year.

David wrote her thesis under the supervision of Prof. Lev Grinberg and Dr. Jackie Feldman entitled, “No-One's Memories and a Monument to No-One: The Process of Collective Memory Construction in Post-War Serbia.”

She is currently doing post-doctoral research in Israel at Haifa University (Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Anthropology Department and the Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research) under the supervision of Dr. Carol Kidron on Human Rights and Memory Politics: A Comparative Study of Serbia and Croatia.

She will undertake post-doctoral research in the US at Pittsburgh University’s Anthropology Department, under the supervision of Prof. Robert M. Hayden. There her research focus will be: Memory Content as a Trade Currency: A Comparative Analysis of National Calendars in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Israel and Palestine.

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 grant is given jointly by the US and Israel.