Distributed January 7, 2002
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis

Three Brown faculty members receive Fulbright Scholar grants

Professor Frances K. Goldscheider and visiting faculty members Saburo Haraguchi and Gustavo Florentino Vega-Canovas have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for 2001-2002.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Three members of the Brown University faculty have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for 2001-2002 to study international and cultural issues.

Frances K. Goldscheider, professor of sociology, is among approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals receiving Fulbright grants this year to lecture or conduct research abroad. Visiting faculty members Gustavo Florentino Vega-Canovas and Saburo Haraguchi are among a similar number of visiting scholars receiving awards to come to the U.S., primarily as researchers.

These current Fulbright recipients join approximately 82,000 U.S. and foreign scholars who have participated since the program was established in 1946.

Brown’s recipients are:

  • Family demographer Frances Kobrin Goldscheider, University professor and professor of sociology, joined the Brown faculty in 1974. She is co-author of four books and co-editor of two others, most notably New Families, No Families: The Transformation of the American Home (with Linda Waite) and The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Leaving and Returning Home (with Calvin Goldscheider). During her year as a Fulbright fellow, she will work with husband Calvin Goldscheider in studying immigrant families of Sweden, examining how the rising second generation of immigrants from Middle Eastern countries adjusts to Sweden’s gender-equal society.

  • Saburo Haraguchi, professor of American Literature at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, is a visiting scholar for 2001-2002 in the Department of American Civilization. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Tokyo University and studied at Cornell Graduate School and at Harvard. He taught at Tokyo University and Yohohama City University prior to his appointment at Kyushu University. He is director of Japan’s English Literary Society and a manager of the national convention of the American Literature Society of Japan. As a Fulbright fellow he will research Puritan and transcendental legacies in American culture.

  • Gustavo Florentino Vega-Canovas , a visiting professor at the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, is a professor and researcher from the Center for International Studies at Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. His Fulbright research project is titled “Dispute Settlement in NAFTA: Lessons from the First Seven Years.”

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding from participating governments and host institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a private, nonprofit organization that manages Fulbright scholar exchanges. Final selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program. Additional information about the Fulbright program can be found at www.cies.org.