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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


SLA Alum Wins Fulbright

Renata Maniaci of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., who earned a bachelor of arts in 2009 with a double major in anthropology and international development and a minor in French is one of four Tulane Fulbright fellows. Maniaci will expand a project that she began with Tulane’s study abroad program in Senegal. As an undergraduate, she also spent a semester in Geneva, Switzerland. Her Fulbright project focuses on the anthropology of women’s basketball teams in Senegal. She’s examining gender roles and how women view professional basketball as a route to European immigration. She will be in Senegal for 10 months and is working on improving her fluency in Wolof, a native language spoken by 40 percent of the people in the western African country.

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