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WVU law professor awarded Fulbright scholarship

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Matthew Titolo, a professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant for the spring 2019 semester.

As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Titolo will teach and study at the University de La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain, focusing on international commercial law and European Union law. He will also lecture on his forthcoming book, “Privatization and Its Discontents: Infrastructure, Law and American Democracy”, to be published by Cambridge University Press.

“The Fulbright grant is a great opportunity for me to work with scholars in interdisciplinary groups and deepen my knowledge,” said Titolo. “I look forward to continued collaboration with colleagues across the Atlantic in the coming years. The work I do in Tenerife and the working relationships I will make there will help enrich my teaching and scholarship when I return to WVU.”

Titolo teaches legal history, contracts, international commercial law and remedies at WVU Law. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Titolo earned his B.A. in English from Baruch College. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in American and European History at West Virginia University.

The goal of the Fulbright Scholar Program is to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy and intercultural competence between the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. It was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is considered one of the most widely recognized and prestigious cultural exchange programs in the world. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.



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