Leah Balter will use this award to support her case study on Norway’s overlapping Covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian refugee crisis responses. Leah earned her BA in Biology from Sanford University. After completing her Fulbright, she plans to attend medical school and envisions a career as a physician-activist specializing in refugee health.
Cassandra Alvariño will use this award to support her research on Sweden’s bid to join NATO in association with the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg as part of her dual Master’s degree in European Studies and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans to pursue
Jen Shaneberger is conducting research for her PhD in International Relations/Comparative Politics with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This award will support her research on how political rhetoric impacts migrants’ ability to find and maintain employment in association with Linköping University. She plans to defend her dissertation in November 2024 and submit a chapter for publication