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Gemma Marolda receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Italy

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Gemma Marolda, teaching faculty in the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Italy, the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Marolda will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Italy.

Marolda will conduct research and be a guest lecturer at the University of Bari as part of a project to study European migration policies and practices in the Central Mediterranean. The Mediterranean remains the world’s deadliest route for migrants and refugees fleeing conflict, poverty and violence in Africa and the Middle East, reflecting Europe’s still imperfect governance in place today.

This project is an investigation of the complex web of interactions at different governance levels between state and non-state actors managing migration in the Mediterranean.