English Professor Receives Fulbright Award

March 7, 2019

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., an English professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach in Romania for one year and to conduct research for a new book manuscript, “Archives of Memory and Survival: Indigenous Representation in Residential School Literature and Film.”

Stanciu, an associate professor in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is one of 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide their expertise abroad during the 2019-20 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government that aims to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

As part of the award, Stanciu will teach courses in Indigenous and multiethnic U.S. literature and culture at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in the city of Iasi. Additionally, she will guest edit two peer-reviewed journal special issues on race and ethnicity, published by the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press. During her time as a Fulbright scholar in Romania, Stanciu also will give lectures at several Romanian and European universities.

For more information on Professor Stanciu and her research, see the article in VCU News.