Selma Ebraham, University of Virginia
Each year 75 recent graduates are selected from across the U.S. to participate in a year-long fellowship in Germany funded jointly by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress. The program is called “Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.” Selma Ebraham is one of the fellows this year from Washington D.C. She was born and raised in the DC suburbs. In May 2014 she graduated from the University of Virginia. During her undergraduate studies, she had numerous opportunities to study and work abroad. She was an intern in the Irish Parliament in Dublin one summer where she worked with MP Liam Twomey in the Fine Gael party. She also spent a semester in Lyon, France studying at the Political Science Institute. She took courses at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and enjoyed the city’s unique blend of North American culture and European ambience.
In Göttingen Selma has been working with Professor Dr Matthias Koenig on the project ‘minority rights and nationhood in written constitutions’. She conducted research on Uyghur diaspora communities in the Department of Religious Diversity.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
April - June 2015