FULBRIGHT SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

FULBRIGHT SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

Elisa Palomino has received a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar Award to undertake research under the mentoring of William Fitzhugh, Director at the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and Anchorage on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.

As a participant, Elisa has been selected to carry out an educational research project. Elisa will examine Indigenous Arctic Fishskin clothing: Cultural and ecological impacts on Fashion Higher Education, and the learning strategies that are most beneficial for promoting these skills in university students.

As part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar programme, the Scholar Awards provide the only scholarships available to academics and other professionals for lecturing and research in any discipline at any accredited US university and research centre. The Awards form part of the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s work to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Elisa to carry out research with leading academics in the field of Arctic anthropology. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will build networks and collaborate with US educational academics and practitioners to better understand how Arctic fishskin craftsmanship can be developed in higher education. This work will enable her to disseminate evidence-based learning strategies to teachers, students, and other educators globally through her own applied research role and that of her host, William Fitzhugh