Fisk University has announced the addition of Joseline Caramelo Afonso, an international Fulbright scholar, to the Fisk faculty. She will arrive to campus in August 2016 and will continue her residency through May 2017. Afonso comes to Fisk with five years of university-level teaching experience. While in residence at Fisk, she will be teaching in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages.

A native of Florianopolis, Brazil, Afonso holds a bachelor of arts in English Language & Literature and a master of arts in Second Language Acquisition from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

“Fisk University has a long tradition of hosting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants as part of our university mission to increase student awareness of global citizenship and exchange of ideas,” said Rodney Hanley, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We welcome Joseline and feel confident that she will have a productive and enjoyable year while at Fisk.”

The Fulbright award is the competitive, merit-based program that was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. The program is the premier international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government that promotes an array of opportunities for teaching, studying, and global research.

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