Milstead offered Fulbright IIE Grant

PhD candidate John Milstead has been offered a Fulbright IIE grant for research in Mexico for the 2015-16 academic year. His research analyzes the role that people of African descent played shaping Mexican nationalism, racial identities, and notions of citizenship during the nineteenth century.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” and has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, and exchange ideas with people in a wide range of countries throughout the world.