Eighteen Scholars from Eighteen Countries come campus for SUSI 2019

Participants in the 2019 SUSI cohort and Seattle U staff and leadership
Written by Karen L. Bystrom
July 5, 2019

Map showing home countries of SUSI 2019 participantsEighteen scholars from eighteen countries arrived on campus last week for the third year for Seattle University to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

The 2019 participants hail from Mexico, Brazil, Togo, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Portugal, France, Belarus, Finland, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, and China. (See the Google Map.) The 2019 cohort includes

  • the Brazilian translator of Joyce’s Ulysses and Eliot’s poetry, Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest,
  • a Vice Rector from Mongolia who works on curriculum development and global engagement,
  • and a creative writer from St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore.

This Fulbright-related program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a four-week academic residency in Seattle with a two-week study tour of Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The SUSI aims to provide participants with new materials for their teaching and research on twentieth- and twenty-first-century US literature, art, and culture; more complex and diverse conceptions of the contemporary U.S.; and new ideas about theoretical approaches, pedagogical methods, and curricular structures best suited to the study of American literature and culture.

Learn more about the program and past participants here.