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Kira Tait to conduct field research exploring South Africa’s legal institutions with Fulbright Fellowship

Kira Tait, a graduate student in the department of political science, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct her dissertation field research in South Africa. The Fulbright program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad.

Tait’s project entitled "Roadblocks to Access: Interpretations of Legal Institutions in Post-Apartheid South Africa" will explore how ordinary South Africans make sense of rights and courts when making claims to their constitutionally guaranteed socio-economic rights. Tait’s research has been informed by her interests in comparative politics, public policy and socioeconomic development and a broader interest in the politics of developing countries.

“Receiving this fellowship is a great honor. It will allow me to make well needed progress on my research and complete my dissertation”, said Tait on receiving the fellowship.

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