Graduate student Daniel Colon receives Fulbright award

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Daniel E. Colon, a graduate student in the University of Notre Dames PhD. in Literature program, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to study inChile.

Colon, who studied atBrandeisUniversity, was graduated fromTuftsUniversity, and did postgraduate work at theUniversityofChileinSantiagobefore coming to Notre Dame for graduate study in 2003.He will conduct dissertation research inChileon the poetry of Pablo Neruda, reinterpreting some of Neruda’s major works, and especially his political poetry, from a post-Cold War perspective.He will use the archives at the Pablo Neruda Foundation inSantiagoand interview Chilean poets and politicians about Neruda’s works.

Colonis one of 1,200U.S.citizens who will travel abroad during the 2006-07 academic year through the Fulbright Student Program.Established in 1946 through legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright ofArkansas, the program is intended to build mutual understanding between the people of theUnited Statesand the rest of the world.Some 273,500 students in 150 countries worldwide have participated in the Fulbright program.

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