Dr. Susan Comfort, associate professor in the Department of English, has been selected for a Fulbright Research Award.
This award will support her research at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies in New Delhi, India, for a four-month stay, from January to May 2011.
As part of her sabbatical year, the grant period will allow her to conduct several interrelated research activities centered on the completion of a book-length project on gender and the environment in postcolonial women’s literature. A substantial portion of the project is focused on women’s writing of South Asia. It will address as well the debates that are currently swirling around the environmental and social consequences of development in India’s rapidly growing economy.