Alumna Named Fulbright Scholar

Gabrielle Bozarth '17 was a double major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Government, and her honors thesis received the "Excellence in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies" Prize.  Through Fulbright, Bozarth will earn a master’s in social science research methods at Cardiff University, looking at how Welsh women are affected by incarceration in the U.K. “There’s this dynamic where there are men’s prisons popping up in Wales, but no women’s prison, so women are being exported to England, whereas Englishmen are being exported to Wales,” she says.

A course on “Ethnographies of Violence” led to a thesis on Maryland State Police Department reporting procedures using data gathered from filing Freedom of Information Act requests—a process that showed her “how much I love research,” she says. Following her Fulbright, she will pursue a combined JD-PhD in political science at the University of Chicago.

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