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Graduate student Daniel Colon receives Fulbright award

Author: Arts and Letters


Daniel E. Colon, a graduate student in the University of Notre Dame’s Ph.D. in Literature program, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to study in Chile.

Colon, who studied at Brandeis University, was graduated from Tufts University, and did postgraduate work at the University of Chile in Santiago before coming to Notre Dame for graduate study in 2003. He will conduct dissertation research in Chile on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, reinterpreting some of Neruda’s major works, and especially his political poetry, from a post-Cold War perspective. He will use the archives at the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Santiago and interview Chilean poets and politicians about Neruda’s works.

Colon is one of 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad during the 2006-07 academic year through the Fulbright Student Program. Established in 1946 through legislation introduced by Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is intended to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. Some 273,500 students in 150 countries worldwide have participated in the Fulbright program.

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Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on June 23, 2006.