Liberty Spanish professor, recent graduate receive Fulbright grants to teach and research abroad
By: Liberty University News Service
Dr. Andrew Milacci, an associate professor of Spanish from Liberty’s College of Arts and Sciences, and alumnus Joseph Anguiano (’21), who received a Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education from Liberty University Online Programs, have received Fulbright grants to study, research, and teach abroad. Milacci, a Fulbright U.S. Scholar finalist, will be conducting poetry research in Brazil, and Anguiano, a Fulbright U.S. Student finalist, will be teaching English Literature at a Hungarian university.
The pair were notified of their Fulbright selections in April and will leave for their respective countries in February of 2022 and complete their work in June 2022. Milacci and Anguiano were among seven total Fulbright semifinalists from Liberty for 2021-22.
“I felt unworthy and grateful,” said Milacci, who has served on Liberty’s Fulbright Committee for four years. “I’m excited about the opportunity. Not only do I get to represent my home culture and learn from their culture, but also I’m praying for opportunities to represent Christ as well.”
Milacci will be teaching at Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santanta, in the state of Bahia, and conducting further research into Brazilian folklore poetry, which is experiencing a resurgence in Brazil right now. He plans to write a biography about an individual named Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, nicknamed “Lampião,” who was present in that particular poetry. If published, his book will be the first English biography of Lampião since the 1970s.
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