SED Graduate Student Woods Receives FLAS Fellowship

Debra Woods, SED graduate student, was awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship from the Boston University African Studies Center. The FLAS program works to train students who speak the languages and have knowledge of the cultures deemed “critical” by the US Department of Education.

The FLAS fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship, with an included stipend. It is provided to a limited number of graduate students a year, based on merit, need, and scholarship.

Woods will use the fellowship for advanced studies in the African Bantu language isiZulu and the Zulu culture. Using this knowledge, she will support her dissertation research in South Africa.

The Boston University African Studies Center works to provide a strong foundation in African studies to faculty, staff, students, and professionals in the field. Learn more about the Center here.

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