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Release date: March 6, 2001
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Emory Faculty Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants

Two Emory University faculty members have been awarded 2000-2001 Fulbright scholar grants to conduct international research. Edna Bay of the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and Donald Stein of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are the recipients.

Bay, a resident of Stone Mountain (30087), is an associate professor, whose teaching and research interests are African and Caribbean culture and history, women's history, women and development, and art and material culture. Her Fulbright grant is for lecturing and research at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, on gender in Africa and the cultures of post-emancipation African immigrants to 19th-century Jamaica.

Her publications include "Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey" (University of Virginia Press, 1998); "ASEN: Iron Altars of the Fon People of Benin" (Emory, 1985); editor of "Women and Work in Africa" (Westview, 1982); and co-editor of "Women in Africa: Studies in Social and Economic Change" (Stanford University Press, 1976). She has been a member of the Emory faculty since 1980.
Stein, a resident of Atlanta (30306), is the Asa G. Candler Professor of Psychology and Emergency Medicine, whose teaching and research are on brain repair. His Fulbright award is for research on the molecular biology of progesterone and its relation to recovery after brain damage.

He was appointed vice provost and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in August 1995, and served in that capacity until spring 2000 when he chose to return to the faculty to continue his research and teaching. Prior to coming to Emory, Stein served as a faculty member and as dean of the graduate school and associate provost for research at Rutgers University.

The recipient of a number of Fulbright scholar and awards from Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale for travel and research in France, Stein studied at the Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, and the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges. Final selections are made by the presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program.

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