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Dr. Elinor Burkett

Elinor Burkett was the senior visiting scholar in Global Studies for the fall 2014 semester. She is a journalist, author, film producer, and documentary director. Originally, Burkett was a history professor at Frostburg State University in Maryland for 13 years. Changing careers, she served as a staff writer for the Miami Herald from 1988 to 1992, and has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Harper's Bazaar. She has held Fulbright professorships in both Kyrgyzstan and Zimbabwe, and has received numerous awards and grants for her work as a historian and writer. A film she was involved in the production of, Music by Prudence, won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). She holds a PhD from University of Pittsburgh. 


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