Dr. Beth Rubin Honored as a Fulbright Scholar


Dr. Beth Rubin has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to conduct research and teach in Guatemala. Her focus of study is designed to address the challenges, issues, and various facets of civic learning and civic identity development among Guatemalan youth in distinct school settings. To address the range of Guatemalan schooling, Dr. Rubin will investigate an indigenous bilingual school, a rural school, and an urban school. Dr. Rubin has established relationships that will allow her access to appropriate school sites. The complexities of civic learning are more profound in Guatemala where it is reported to have the 5th highest malnutrition rate in the world, the lowest literacy rate in Latin America, and only 42% of rural children finish primary school. As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Rubin joins the ranks of distinguished participants to contribute to the program's overall mission of achieving mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of over 150 countries.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and is one of the world's most prestigious awards. Scholar Grants are funded by the U.S. Congress, contributions from partner countries, and the private sector. Recipients for grants are selected by the 12-member, Presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. Fulbright alumni include heads of state, ambassadors, Nobel Prize winners, and university presidents.