Honors Emma Labovitz has been conferred a 2019 Fulbright Study/Research Award. She will spend the 2019–20 academic year in the Netherlands at Erasmus University Rotterdam working on her Master of Public Administration, with a focus on migration and diversity. In Honors at Appalachian, Labovitz' completed her Honors thesis, Rhetoric vs. Reality: How U.S. Media Depicts Refugees in Sweden and Its Implications for U.S. Policy, working with Dr. Renee Scherlen, professor of political science as her mentor, and Dr. Joe Gonzalez, associate professor of global studies, as her second reader.
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In addition, Labovitz has been admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and awarded funding for the doctoral program in the sociology of population. She is able to defer for a year while in the Netherlands with the Fulbright Student Program. As she shared,
"The department is also closely affiliated with the Carolina Population Center, an interdisciplinary center that focuses on demography. I am thrilled and honored to have been accepted."