Two Yale Faculty Members Win Fulbright Grants

Yale University professors James C. Scott and Dale Basil Martin have been awarded Fulbright grants to lecture and pursue academic research in Europe.

Scott is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and holds a joint appointment in the anthropology department. An authority on peasant societies and class relations, he heads Yale’s Agrarian Studies Program and the Council on Southeast Asia Studies.

Scott is the author of “Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed,” published by Yale University Press in 1997, as well as many articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books. Scott is in Oslo, Norway, on his Fulbright grant, conducting research on “Why the State is the Enemy of the People Who Move Around: State Projects of Sedentarization.”

Martin, who teaches in the department of religious studies, is spending the first semester of this academic year at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, lecturing and doing research on “gender, sexuality and biblical interpretation.” His expertise includes the teachings of St. Paul, slavery at the time of early Christianity, superstition and the treatment of gender in the Bible. Among the many books and articles he has written are “The Corinthian Body” and “Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity,” both published by Yale University Press.

The Fulbright Scholar Program sends several hundred scholars and faculty members abroad each year and enables an equal number of academic researchers to come to the United States to pursue advanced studies. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has funded approximately 83,000 foreign and national scholars.

Eleven Fulbright fellows from Europe and Asia are residents at Yale this year.

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