Ibsen among those at Notre Dame to receive Fulbright grants

Author: Arts and Letters


University of Notre Dame faculty members Michael J. Etzel, Kristine Ibsen, and Gordon L. Hug have received Fulbright Scholar grants for study abroad, and Korean scholar Myung-Joo Kim has earned a Fulbright to conduct research at Notre Dame this year.

A professor of marketing, Etzel is an expert on consumer decision making, services marketing and sales force management. A past chair of the American Marketing Association’s National Board of Directors, Etzel also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Travel Research and as a selection committee member for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Director’s Awards for Innovation. His Fulbright will support a distinguished lectureship on marketing management at the University of Innsbruck in Austria from March to July.

Hug is the instrumentation coordinator at the University’s Radiation Laboratory, a joint venture between Notre Dame and the U.S. Department of Energy that is an international center advancing the understanding of the interaction of radiation (both light and ionizing) with matter. His research focuses on the intramolecular reactions of free radicals, time-resolved ESR detection of free radicals, NOx chemistry and heteroatom-centered radical cations. He received a Fulbright to conduct research from January through October at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

A professor of romance languages and literatures, Ibsen specializes in Spanish American literature with an emphasis in Mexican narrative. She is the author of four books, “Author, Text and Reader in the Novels of Carlos Fuentes,” “The Other Mirror,” about contemporary Mexican women writers, “Women’s Spiritual Autobiography in Colonial Spanish America,” and “Memoria y deseo: Carlos Fuentes y el pacto de la lectura.” Ibsen will study literary and artistic representations of the Mexican Second Empire at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City from January to June.

An associate professor in the Department of English at Chungnam National University in Daejeon, Korea, Myung-Joo Kim currently is conducting research at Notre Dame on religious ideals in four American novels and will remain on campus through July.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In its 59 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught and done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at newsinfo.nd.edu on November 21, 2005.