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Badger Fulbright Students: Ian Carrillo, Ph.D, 2014-15 Recipient

mos_Carrillo_Ian-515_t290by Mary Pyne, LACIS Assistant (’13, LACIS and International Studies)

As you might have heard, thirteen University of Wisconsin-Madison students have received 2014-15 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country’s flagship program for international exchange. Nine of those received the fellowship for graduate research.

One of the recipients is one of  LACIS’ own: Ian Carrillo (PhD candidate in Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology). He will  be conducting research in Brazil on the topic of  “Feeding Global Energy Demand: The Political Economy of Agrofuels in Brazil”. Congratulations Ian!

What is the Fulbright Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides recipients with funding for a full academic year of study, research or assistant teaching abroad. This program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions.

For mote information on the winners and the program please visit: