November 6, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Mariya Ustymenko, an assistant professor of English at the Institute of Philology, Department of English Language for Humanitarian Faculties at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University in Kyiv, Ukraine is doing research on the topic of “American Women Poets and the Quest for Self-Identity” at Amherst College this academic year on a Fulbright Foreign Scholar grant.

Ustymenko’s work at Amherst is supported by Karen Sanchez-Eppler, professor of American Studies and English at Amherst.

Ustymenko is one of approximately 800 international faculty and professionals who will travel to the United States in the 2006-07 academic year as Fulbright Scholars. Established in 1946 by the late Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar Program seeks to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the world.