Jim Miller, the chair of American Studies and a very popular professor of English (he is widely regarded as the sanest member of the department, but that might not be saying all that much) will spend the spring semester at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he will lecture on and research black Atlantic literature. Professor Miller is one of five GW faculty who were awarded a Fulbright fellowship this year. This prestigious program allows US faculty to teach abroad, and brings foreign faculty to the United States. Congratulations, Jim, on this impressive honor.
Meanwhile back at GW, our own students have been benefiting immensely from the presence of Vanashree Banerjee of Banaras Hindu University (India), who is teaching with us through the Fulbright program.