U.S. Fulbright-Hays student Conducts Research at Egyptian Society of Folk Traditions and Cairo University

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A Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University has begun research at the Egyptian Society of Folk Traditions and Cairo University. She is Ms. Cassandra Chambliss. Ms. Chambliss holds a B.A. degree in English and French Languages from Western Carolina University and an M.A. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. While in Egypt she will conduct a research project entitled “Encounters with the Sacred: Rituals of Saint Veneration in Upper Egypt.” She is affiliated with Dr. Ahmed Morsi, President of the Egyptian Society of Folk Tradition and Professor of Folklore and Arabic Literature at Cairo University. Ms. Chambliss is a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad student. Her program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Commission in Egypt. … a warm welcome to Ms. Chambliss!

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