Associate Professor Margaret McAllister Named Fulbright Scholar

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Media Relations Staff
February 10, 2020
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With McAllister’s award, Berklee has received the designation of being a top producer of Fulbright U.S. scholars.

Margaret McAllister

Margaret McAllister, an associate professor in the Composition Department, has been named a Fulbright Scholar. With her award, Berklee has been recognized in the Chronicle of Higher Education as a top-producing institution for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.

McAllister is the 2019–2020 Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, and a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Her Fulbright project is an immersion study of Scottish poetry, song, and narrative in Gaelic, Scots, and English, and she will collaborate with distinguished Scottish poet Aonghas MacNeacail in creating a new composition for chorus and orchestra.

"I'm honored to be a Fulbright Scholar, to be working with the great poet Aonghas MacNeacail, to be a part of Celtic and Scottish Studies, and part of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities," says McAllister. "I hope that my time here as a Fulbright Scholar will help to expand international connections and collaboration between Berklee, Boston, and Scotland."

"We're thrilled for Margaret and the opportunity her Fulbright affords her. The Fulbright Scholar Program is among the best known and most prestigious award programs for faculty scholars and artists, and its recipients have the responsibility not only to further their own work but also to serve as cultural ambassadors to countries around the world," says Robert C. Lagueux, associate vice president for Academic Affairs. "Margaret is a wonderful representative for Berklee and the United States, and we at Berklee look forward to learning from her experience when she returns to campus."

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since its inception in 1946, the program has given over 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. 

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