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News Release| 2013 Fulbright Scholar; Cal State L.A.

August 29, 2013

Cal State L.A.’s emerita professor receives Fulbright Award

Garry heading to Hungary to teach feminist philosophy

Los Angeles, CA -- Ann Garry, emerita professor of philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles, has recently been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Scholar grant by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Garry will teach a master’s level seminar on feminist theory and a doctoral level seminar on intersectionality at the Eötvös Loránd University, in Budapest, Hungary.

“I’ll be teaching not only Hungarian students, but also students from other European countries who are in Budapest as Erasmus Mundus scholars,” explained Garry. “I’m also providing consultation for students writing their dissertations and presenting public lectures at the university’s ELTE-UNESCO Ethnic and Minority Studies program.”   

Garry, who taught at CSULA from 1969 to 2011, is acknowledged as one of the founders of academic feminist philosophy through her writings and as a prime mover in establishing and creating the institutions that sustain feminist philosophy today. She was a founder of the Pacific Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy and of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-14.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

“I am delighted to be chosen for another Fulbright,” said Garry. “My first award was at the University of Tokyo in 2007. I had such a wonderful time there that I applied again almost as soon as I became eligible. I strongly encourage others to apply.”

Garry earned her M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1966 and Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Maryland. At Cal State L.A., she served four terms as department chair, and was founding director of the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities. In fall 2011, she was Visiting Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She currently resides in Beverly Hills.

For more about Garry: /sites/default/files/univ/emeriti/biographies/Garry_Ann.pdf.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, scientists and other professionals the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit its website at or call Josue Barrera, at 202-632-6454 or e-mail

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