Wilkinson College associate professor of political science Crystal Murphy has been named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for 2023-24. She will spend 10 months at Makerere University in Uganda completing a documentary that tracks the decades long movement for democracy in Sudan.

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program of international educational and cultural exchange, offering the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to mutual understanding in more than 160 countries. 

 Murphy, Ph.D., originally intended to carry out her work in Sudan, but her plans were disrupted by the ongoing armed conflict in that country.

“I got the letter from Fulbright on April 13, and the war started on the 15th,” Murphy says.

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