Hamilton Professor Selected for Fulbright Award
The award was announced by the U.S. Information Agency and the J. WilliamFulbright Scholarship Board.
A member of the Hamilton faculty since 1995, Ferriss is the author of fournovels, Against Gravity, Philip's Girl, The Gated River, and, mostrecently, The Misconceiver, which is set in Utica in 2026. Her fictionhas been recognized with awards from the National Endowment of the Arts and theFaulkner Society. In addition, she has written for The New York Times, TheWashington Post Book World and Boston magazine.
Ferriss is also a literary critic, having written Sleeping with the Boss:Female Subjectivity and Narrative Pattern in Robert Penn Warren, which waspublished in 1997. She received a bachelor's degree from Pomona College, amaster's degree from San Francisco State University and a master's degree and aPh.D. from Tufts University.
The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under Congressional legislationintroduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It isintended "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the UnitedStates and the people of other countries." The U.S. Information Agency, anindependent foreign affairs agency within the executive branch of the U.S.government, sponsors the Fulbright program.