Emma Kenny Receives a Fulbright Grant

Emma Kenny
Emma Kenny

Emma Kenny, a senior pursuing a double major in Political Science and History, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright grant to teach English in Kosovo for a 9-month program. As a Fulbright awardee, Emma will be working as an assistant to university professors in teaching English and teaching U.S. History.


Emma also plans to use her time in Kosovo to engage with local human rights NGOs, such as the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo, through a supplementary project.  She hopes her supplementary project will “allow me to learn about the region on its own terms and gain valuable insights into empowering youth participation in the democratic process.”


As an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, Emma has immersed herself in scholarly and service activities. She has undertaken research, funded by the ASSURE program, on the global impact of Al Jazeera’s news show The Stream, and presented the findings of her research at the URCA and the 2022 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Her undergraduate thesis in History, which she presented at the Capstone Research Conference hosted by the UA Undergraduate Historical Society, focused on how the Secret Ballot created the Right to Voter Privacy.


A member of the Blackburn Institute’s 2021 class, Emma was awarded funding to implement a healthcare literacy program for the Tuscaloosa community. Emma has also served as the Vice President for the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s UA chapter of Vote Everywhere, advocating for voting rights and working to increase student voter accessibility.


Upon completion of her Fulbright, Emma plans to attend Law School and complete a legal certification in international and comparative law.