2019 English Graduates Awarded Fulbright Fellowships

miranda morgan and dusty keim

Pictured from right to left: Miranda Morgan, 2019 MFA Creative Writing graduate, and Dusty Keim, 2019 BA in English Literature and Creative Writing graduate, will teach abroad as Fulbright Fellows in the coming year.

Miranda Morgan studied nonfiction and worked as a writing instructor at the University of Montana. She was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She’s worked in film development in LA, Austin, and Santa Fe.

Miranda will be spending next year in Bergen, Norway, as an English Teaching Assistant. While there, she will run a writing workshop in conjunction with an American Literature and Culture class at the University of Bergen. She will also act as a resource for learning English and understanding American culture at Bergen Cathedral School.

Dusty Keim grew up in Twin Bridges, Montana and graduated from Twin Bridges High School in 2015. She graduated from the University of Montana in spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing and minors in German, History, and European Studies. She completed her senior capstone project on materialism and sociocultural unrest during the Jacobean Era and the Post-World War II Era via a reading of Shakespeare's The Tempest and The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, which offered her a chance to combine all of her interests.

Beginning in fall 2019, Dusty will be working as an English Teaching Assistant via the English Language Teaching Assistantship Program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research administered by Fulbright Austria. She will be in Stams, Tyrol, a small town in southwestern Austria. Her passion for language and language education, along with the enthusiastic support of her professors in the German department led her to apply. She is excited to have the opportunity to experience the local culture and, in turn, share her culture. Through the program, she hopes to expand her own fluency in German and understanding of Austrian culture and to gain knowledge of how foreign languages are taught abroad as well as to help implement those methods when she returns to the US. In addition, she hopes to promote cultural exchange and understanding between Americans and Austrians.