CSU Stanislaus Dean Carolyn Stefanco awarded Fulbright in Croatia

Carolyn J. Stefanco, Founding Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Stanislaus, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia during the 2007-2008 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The University of Zagreb (UZ), the oldest and largest university in Croatia, was founded in 1669. It includes 28 faculties, three art academies, and a teacher's academy, and instructs more than 60,000 students in 150 B.A., 250 M.A., and 110 doctoral programs. Located in the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia (750,000 inhabitants), the UZ leads the nation in terms of higher education, and plays the most significant role in creating international networks for educators.

Stefanco, scheduled to be in Croatia through the remainder of the fall semester starting in October, will conduct a cross-cultural examination of the curriculum transformation process underway in Croatia, with particular attention to the degree to which content and concerns about gender and ethnicity have been integrated into university courses. She will also teach a course on Women's History for the Department of American Studies, where she will explore with students the gendered nature of nationalism and the impact of civil war - in both the United States and Croatian contexts - on women.