TU history major to study in England as Fulbright Student

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cara Dublin to study British and art history at the University of Leicester

University of Tulsa senior Cara Dublin has been awarded a Fulbright Student grant to study in England for the 2013-14 academic year. She is expected to graduate from TU in May with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English.

Cara DublinThe Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects while facilitating cultural exchange in the classroom, field and home. Dublin will pursue a master of arts degree in Victorian Studies at the University of Leicester. The interdisciplinary program will focus on English and history and include courses in British history and art history.

“It’s definitely a peerless opportunity to study with such great university resources, live in England and experience so many cultural differences,” Dublin said. “I feel like the interdisciplinary program pulls all of my interests together in a coherent way.”

After submitting her application last fall, the Fulbright process required Dublin to pass a series of U.S. and U.K. review boards and participate in an interview. In addition to her coursework, she will travel throughout England with other Fulbright recipients, attend lectures, meet with a British mentor and begin work on her thesis.

“I’m thinking of building on the research I’ve conducted at TU that involves the role of children in society and history in the Victorian era,” Dublin said.

A native of Austin, Texas, Dublin is a TU Presidential Scholar, member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and also current Phi Beta Kappa intern. Her campus involvement includes the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, TU Chorale and Reformed University Fellowship. She has studied European art and history as well as French at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium.

Dublin will begin her Fulbright experience this fall and complete her thesis in September 2014.

Gail Banzet