In fact, among associate degree-granting institutions nationwide, LaGuardia had the highest number of Fulbright Scholars.
The Long Island City institution is the only community college in the city to have two faculty members awarded the prestigious scholarship for 2019-2020.
LaGuardia’s Fulbright Scholars for 2019-2020 are Karen Miller, professor of history, and Robin Kietlinski, associate professor of history.
With her Fulbright, Professor Miller is spending five months in the Philippines to conduct research and teach at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in their Interdisciplinary Center for International Studies in Quezon City (part of Metro Manila).
Her project is titled, “Circulation as Solution: Interisland Migration, Non-Christian Landscapes, and National Identity in the Philippines, 1902-1965.”
Miller is also a professor at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Master of Arts Program in Liberal Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.
As for Professor Kietlinski,she will be spending six months in Japan to conduct research at the University of Tsukuba. Her project is titled, “Trash Islands: Olympic Infrastructure and Japan’s Changing Environment.”
Kietlinski completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.