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Graduate student Isaac Leslie receives Fulbright-Hays award

Isaac Leslie, a graduate student in community and environmental sociology advised by Jane Collins, is one of seven UW–Madison recipients of the highly competitive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Awards. Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awards provide funds to doctoral students to conduct research outside the United States in foreign languages and area studies for up to 12 months. The awards are funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education office.

Leslie’s six-month project is entitled, “Alternative Agriculture as a Development Strategy: Certified Organic and Agroecological Food Systems in Argentina.” It is a comparative ethnography of Argentina’s certified organic and agroecological food systems documenting the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges of alternative agriculture as a development strategy.

Read more about the award and other UW–Madison recipients in this news release.