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Lion - Fall 2019 - Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award To Jamaica For Teaching And Research

Dr. Nicole Files-Thompson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach and conduct research in intercultural communication and tourism studies in Jamaica.

Beginning in January 2020, Files-Thompson will teach and research for two semesters at the University of the West Indies Mona and Western Jamaica campuses as part of the participatory action project “Race, Culture, Sustainability and New Media: Implications for Applied Digital Communication and the Informal and Sharing Tourism Economies in Jamaica.” 

“This Fulbright is especially significant because it will allow me to teach, learn, and grow in a country that I have come to love and consider my second home,” says Files-Thompson, the chairwoman of the Department of Mass Communications. “I know personally that tourism represents empowerment and cultural awareness, so being able to continue to study the impact of tourism from an African diasporic perspective is incredibly gratifying.”