Shreveport, La., resident Claire Cage, who anticipates earning her doctorate in History history from The Johns Hopkins University in 2010, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Student Program for the 2007-2008 academic year. She is one of 17 Johns Hopkins students and graduates so far this year to receive a Fulbright grant, one of the most prestigious awards in academia.
Cage, 24, will travel to Paris to study the history of seduction and the sexual lives of the clergy in 18th century France. She will use archival research "to shed light on the social, political, epistemological and moral implications of sexual seduction in the 18th century." In particular, she will examine manuscripts and printed materials concerning legal cases about seduction.
Created in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. The program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries. Successful U.S. applicants utilize their grants to undertake self- designed programs in a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, business, communication, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education.
Cage graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in history. Her parents, Roy and Sharon Cage, reside in Shreveport. For more information on the Fulbright program, go to www.iie.org.
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