A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson provides supplementary project support for two American Fulbrighters in Finland every year, in cooperation with the The Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki. This year, the awards went to Anna Bodgan and Kayleigh Anderson.
Anna Bodgan is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Global Politics and Communication at the University of Helsinki. She plans to use the Roth-Thomson Award to support her research project on the spread of misinformation in the discussion of politics online. Upon her return to the U.S., Anna plans to apply her studies to a position in international affairs.
Kayleigh Anderson is researching the experiences of indigenous Sami women through a feminist lens as part of her graduate program in gender studies at the University of Turku. With the Roth-Thomson Award, she will extend her stay in Finland and expand her research to include questions of cultural appropriation and the Sami people. Upon her return to the U.S., Kayleigh plans to continue her studies through graduate programs in Women and Gender Studies and Indigenous Studies.
For a complete list of recipients of the Roth‐Thomson Award for work in Finland, please consult Finnish Project Alumni.