Fulbright: The Road To Morocco

I received word yesterday that I’ve been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for 2006-2007. I will be living in Casablanca for nine months, during which time I will be conducting research on Islamic extremism and secular movements for my next book, and also volunteering for a non-profit organization that provides services to disadvantaged neighborhoods. Needless to say, I am thrilled and honored.

Update: Thanks very much for all the emails and good wishes. For those of you who have asked: I’ll be leaving for Casablanca sometime in December 2006. And yes, I fully expect to continue blogging on Moorishgirl while I’m there–more on this later.


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