Seven faculty win Fulbright awards

14 March 2001 | Seven Berkeley professors will teach overseas during the coming academic year as recipients of this year’s Fulbright Scholar grants. The grants, awarded to approximately 800 U.S. professors each year, enable them to teach at a foreign university for part of the academic year.

Berkeley’s recipients, and their planned Fulbright projects, follow:

Gerald Berreman
Anthropologist Gerald Berreman will teach “Comparative Analysis of Anthropological Research in North India and Nepal” at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India.

His research focuses on comparative social inequality, interaction theory, research methods and ethics, urban society and small-scale societies, with expertise in those found in India, the Himalayas and the Arctic.

Berreman conducts field work in India and Nepal and studies attitudes toward environmental and development issues among local residents, administrators and outside elitist groups.

C. K. Hari Dharan
Mechanical engineer C.K. Hari Dharan, director of the Berkeley Composites Laboratory, will lecture on the manufacturing of composite materials at the University of Porto in Portugal.

A two-time Fulbright Scholar, he founded the composites laboratory for research, design, manufacture and testing of composites and advanced materials and developed a program of graduate study that includes new courses on composites and advanced materials. He is also a principal investigator in the space systems group of the Samuel L. Silver Space Sciences Laboratory.

Steven Fish
Associate Professor Steven Fish will spend a year as a political science lecturer for the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. His research and teaching interests include post-Soviet politics, Russia’s democratization and regime change, and general comparative politics.

Fish is author of “Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution,” from Princeton University Press.

Lynn Ingram
An associate professor, Ingram specializes in sedimentary geochemistry and changes in aquatic environments, including those that have an effect on salinity, stream flow, temperature, ocean circulation and coastal upwelling.

She will spend her Fulbright Scholar year at the Australian National University in Canberra, researching Australia’s geochemical record of coral bleaching. She plans to pursue parallel studies of El Niño phenomena in the Great Barrier Reef.

G. Mathias Kondolf
Matt Kondolf of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, is a fluvial geomorphologist, studying the geological changes brought about by flowing water. He concentrates on environmental river management and the influences of land use on rivers, with an emphasis on the effects of mining and dams on river systems.

He will teach and conduct research at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, specializing in studies of fluvial geomorphology in environmental planning and management of rivers in the Mediterranean.

John Lindow
Lindow spent his Fulbright semester last fall at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, focusing on folklore of Arctic cultures and old Norse literature and religion. Lindow chairs Berkeley’s Department of Scandanavian, one of only four full Scandinavian departments in the United States.

He is an authority on medieval Scandinavian language, literature, and culture; Scandinavian mythology and folklore; and runes and runic inscriptions.

Bharati Mukherjee
A professor of English and a renowned novelist, Mukherjee will spend a year in the Republic of China teaching creative writing. She teaches fiction writing and comparative literature and specializes in post-Colonial era fiction, with an emphasis on Asian American fiction, immigration history, autobiographical narratives, memoirs and American culture.


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