UW–Madison’s Brittany Travers, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-23.
Travers will travel to the University of Málaga in Spain during the spring of 2023, where she will further her research focused on testing and improving balance in autistic youth. In her Fulbright application, Travers spoke of her desire to broaden and enrich her cultural perspective as it pertains to clinical and research education.
“The Fulbright award means so much to me because it is an opportunity to create lasting personal, cultural, and research connections between myself and the faculty and students of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Málaga,” said Travers. “For my research, it will give me the opportunity to work with Dr. Antonio Cuesta Vargas, a world renowned expert in accelerometers. We plan to use this technology in our future research to better understand movement patterns in autistic and non-autistic individuals during real-life tasks.”
“I will also be teaching at the University of Málaga, which will be my first time as an instructor in another country,” Travers added. “I hope these experiences will make my teaching and research more representative of global perspectives.”
Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright scholars also play a critical role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations.
Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.