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Westminster College Professor Named as Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Camila Bari de López, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, earned a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Bari de López received the grant from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board to spend the fall semester in Chile teaching and doing research at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Viña del Mar.

Bari de López teaches courses on Latin American culture, literature and on the Spanish language at Westminster College. Her main research interest is on the Andean cultures and on historical novels dealing with the history and interethnic relationships in Latin American society. She has presented and published articles on urban-social structure and identity in Latin American literature.

Bari de López, who joined the Westminster faculty in 1997, earned an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina, and Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.  It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those of other countries.

Westminster College boasts several other Fulbright Scholars including: Dr. Amy Camardese, professor of education; Peggy L. Cox, professor of art; Dr. James Perkins, professor of English emeritus; Dr. Clarence Harms, professor of biology emeritus; the late Dr. William McTaggart, professor of English emeritus; Dr. David Swerdlow, professor of English, and Dr. Sandra Webster, professor of psychology.

Contact Bari de López at (724) 946-7258 or email for additional information.

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Dr. Camila Bari de Lopez, associate professor of Spanish