Dance Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Mariah Maloney, Associate Professor of Dance, received the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Ireland for Irish Traditional Music Fieldwork and Postmodern Improvisation and Choreography.

Below is the Announcement from the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Mariah Maloney of New York, an Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Ireland. Maloney will research at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick as part of a project to explore the intersection of Irish Traditional Music Fieldwork and Postmodern Improvisation and Choreography. The intent of this project is to conduct artistic fieldwork and studio-based research in the field of dance, exploring the intersectionality of Irish traditional music and dance forms and live music culture in dialogue with postmodern choreography and dance improvisation practices. The research project will culminate in a new choreographic work and the creation of a dance for camera film and will bring new works to the dance communities in Ireland and the USA, offering a fresh and innovative process and perspective in improvisation and dance making.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Maloney will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Ireland. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 86 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. 

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Posted: April 25, 2023