Duke Faculty Selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Three Duke Faculty Receive Prestigious Awards for 2023-2024

-By OGA Staff

May 4, 2023

Stefani Engelstein (German Department, Arts & Sciences), Richard Jaffe (Religious Studies, Arts & Sciences) and Marc Jeuland (Public Policy, Sanford) are all recipients of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the academic year 2023-2024. Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad.

Engelstein will be spending her time in Berlin, where her transnational and transnational work, focused on both German and British histories of literature, science and philosophy will build the foundation for a consideration of when the idea of “opposite” sexes (rather than, as had been the case prior, as “other” rather than in opposition to each other). Working at the Leibniz Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Center for Literature and Cultural Research) Stefani will complete her book manuscript The Making of Oppositional Sexes.

Stefani Engelstein (left), Richard Jaffe (center) and Marc Jeuland (right). Profile photos credit: Scholars@Duke wesbite.

Jaffe will be doing research for a biography of Daisetstu Suzuki (1870–1966), one of the most important Japanese Buddhist thinkers of the twentieth century. While in Japan, he will be affiliated with Komazawa University in Tokyo and will use archives in Kamakura, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Tokyo for his research.

Jeuland will work with leading African scholars at the Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU) and the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). His teaching and research will focus on the limited access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where 55% of the population lacks electricity, many more have intermittent supply and consume little energy and nearly 80% depend on polluting technologies for lighting, cooking and heating. He aims to train students in the applied quantitative social science methods needed to solve the region’s energy challenges and to build a collaborative research program for measuring and improving energy-based value chains. 

“Our faculty’s global reach is exemplified by the projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe,” said Eve Duffy, Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs. “Being awarded the Fulbright, which is the U.S. State Department’s premier program, means the faculty members will represent Duke University and the Fulbright Commission’s pledge to improve global skills, strengthen global connections and foster mutual understanding.”

For more information on this and other Fulbright programs, please head to our website by clicking this link: global.duke.edu/fulbright