Cristina Tica, a UNLV doctoral trainee in anthropology, was granted a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to research study abroad, gathering insights on health, illness, trauma, and migration pattterns. Tica will spend the upcoming scholastic year studying skeletal remains in Hungary with coworkers at Eötvös Loránd University and at the Hungarian National Museum. She established an interest in the region while dealing with her master’s degree, which involved studying historical skeletal collections from Romania.
UNLV Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Debra L. Martin said Tica’s work will provide essential insights into the ways that migration affects health through a close assessment of historic populations in Eastern Europe.”Cristina is a specialist at ‘reading’ the burials of long ago individuals for details on identity, health and trauma. This job unites a variety of subjects of value today– specifically comprehending the brief and long term impacts of migration on people and communities,” Martin said.
Tica will concentrate on the Sarmatians, who occupied the Great Hungarian Plain during the first four centuries of the common age. Tica’s work will contribute to bioarchaeological data to examine health, injury and mobility patterns of Sarmatian groups.
“The chances provided through the Fulbright program will not only permit me to perform my research, however also to check out the country more and immerse myself in the culture,” stated Tica.
Previously this year, UNLV School of Medication teacher Katherine Hertlein, whose ongoing research takes a look at the result of technology on human relationships, was called a Fulbright Scholar.
Hertlein, the program director for the UNLV School of Medicine’s Couple and Family Therapy Program, will expand her research on innovation and relationships in Austria.
Tica and Hertlein are amongst the more than 1,900 U.S. residents who will perform research, teach English, and supply knowledge abroad for the 2018-19 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
The Fulbright Program, which operates in over 160 nations around the world, offers competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for trainees, scholars, teachers, specialists, scientists and artists. Fulbright alumni include 59 Nobel Laureates and 82 Pulitzer Prize winners.