Episode 23: July 11, 2022


On this special episode of Retrieving the Social Sciences, we hear a panel discussion about UMBC’s social science Fulbright Scholars. Joining us on the panel is Maryam Elhabashy (UMBC ’21), a Research Assistant at Rutgers University and a 2022 Fulbright recipient. Maryam’s Fulbright project is entitled “Faith, Family, Food, and Fitness: Exploring Trends of Obesity among Kuwaiti Women.”

We also hear from Dr. Brian Souders, Fulbright Program Advisor and the Associate Director of Global Engagement Opportunities at UMBC

UMBC Fulbright Program

Finally, our panel includes Dr. Bambi Chapin, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UMBC, and Maryam’s research advisor during her time at UMBC.

Stay tuned for a special segment featuring our production assistant, Sophia Possidente, who highlights the work of several additional recent UMBC Fulbright Scholars!

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Retrieving the Social Sciences is a production of the UMBC Center for Social Science Scholarship.  Our podcast host is Dr. Ian Anson, our director is Dr. Christine Mallinson, our associate director is Dr. Felipe Filomeno. and our production assistant is Sophia Possidente.  Our theme music was composed and recorded by D’Juan Moreland.  Special thanks to Amy Barnes and Myriam Ralston for production assistance.  Make sure to follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube, where you can find full video recordings of recent UMBC events.