Ethnicity and Gender Debates

Ludmila Martanovschi, coordinator of the American Studies Program at Ovidius University, Constanța and Fulbright awardee twice, announces the release of a new collection of essays, “Ethnicity and Gender Debates. Cross-Readings of American Literature and Culture in the New Millennium” (Peter Lang Publishing), co-edited with Tatiani G. Rapatzikou, Artistotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The volume is a truly international project, as testified by the background of the contributors: Barbara A. Nelson and Marianne B. Woods (USA); Carmen Birkle (Germany); Constantine Chatzipapatheodoridis and Angeliki Tseti (Greece); Elisabeth Boulot and Lea Stephan (France); Noelia Gregorio Fernández and Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz (Spain); Raluca Andreescu, Ileana Jitaru and Iuliana Vizan (Romania); Jiachen Zhang (China); Pi-hua Ni (Taiwan). Having been presented at the European Association for American Studies Conference held in Constanța, the essays “underline the vibrancy as well as complexity that characterizes the study of American literature and culture in the twenty-first century with regard to the exploration and understanding of ethnicity and gender”.

New Article by Fulbright Alumnus Tim Anderson

Timothy G. Anderson, professor in the Department of Geography at Ohio University and a Fulbright scholar at West University of Timișoara during the Spring 2014 semester, has recently published an article stemming from the research he conducted during his time in Romania.
The article titled “Cameralism and the Production of Space in the Eighteenth-Century Romanian Banat: The Grid Villages of the ‘Danube Swabians,’” is currently published online in the Journal of Historical Geography ( and will appear in print in the fall issue.

Webinar for Hubert H. Humphrey Applicants

If you are thinking of applying for a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for mid-career professionals, join us for the webinar “Best Practices for a Successful Application”.

Date: Monday, July 6, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Special Guest:
• Georgiana Grozescu, 2019-2020 Humphrey Fellow @ American University, Washington DC, Law & Human Rights

Georgiana will share her perspective on the application process, along with practical suggestions from her own experience as a Humphrey fellow. In the last part of the webinar, Georgiana will be ready to answer your questions.

For attendance, please register at:

Romanian Fulbright Alumna is Among the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fulbright alumna Monica Ulmanu is part of the Washington Post team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The prize was granted “for a groundbreaking series that showed with scientific clarity the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet.”

Monica Ulmanu is a graphics editor for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2018 from the Guardian newsroom in London where she worked as a special projects editor. Previously, she worked on the graphics desk at Thomson Reuters, Boston Globe, and as an intern at The New York Times.

After graduating from the University of Bucharest, Monica received a Fulbright award and earned a master's degree in visual communication at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The complete list of the 2020 winners of the Pulitzer Prizes is available at:

Access MBA One-to-One Online Event on July 6th

If you are interested in learning more about MBA programs, you can do so by joining the one-to-one virtual event organized by Access MBA on July 6th for the benefit of Romanian students.
The Access MBA event which was to take place in Bucharest will now be hosted online for the safety of all participants, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Participants will have a chance to interact one on one with admission directors from a number of international business schools. According to the organizers, “13 top business schools from countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North and South America” will be represented.
This online One-to-One event is free of charge, but meeting slots are limited and registration is mandatory. You can register for the event here:

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