Irish music research leads to Fulbright ambassadorship

By Staff

Judith Coe recently was appointed a Fulbright ambassador.

The associate professor and chair of music and entertainment industry studies in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, her appointment came as a result of her research on Irish traditional music and alternative voices. Her work was based in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University in Limerick, in County Clare, Ireland.

"I traveled to Washington, D.C., in February for training and to meet the other Fulbright ambassadors – an amazing group of people with incredible stories about their Fulbright experiences across the world – during the Fulbright year in their host country and beyond," Coe said. "My year in Ireland was so wonderful and completely transformative."

The Fulbright ambassador program identifies, trains and engages a select group of Fulbright scholar alumni to serve as representatives for the Fulbright program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States. Coe will conduct four formal presentations at conferences and/or on campuses in the next two years.