Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies at Yale and the Center for International and Professional Experience present:
Angela Rodel, Executive Director of the Bulgaria Fulbright Commission: “Fulbright Commissions and Opportunities in Eastern Europe.”
The Center for International & Professional Experience welcomes Angela Rodel, the Executive Director of the Bulgaria Fulbright Commission and Yale alum for a conversation about the work of Fulbright Commissions in Eastern Europe and Fulbright opportunities for faculty, postdocs, students, and recent alumni.
Ms. Rodel is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, who first came to Bulgaria in 1996 to study language and folk music at Sofia University. Her studies gave her a solid grasp of Bulgarian language and culture, an experience which deeply informed her graduate studies in linguistics and ethnomusicology in the United States. In 2004, Ms. Rodel received a Fulbright-Hays fellowship to study Bulgarian folk music at the Academy of Music, Dance and Visual Arts in Plovdiv. Ms. Rodel is also a professional literary translator. Her translations of Milen Ruskov’s novel Thrown into Nature (2011), Zachary Karabashliev’s 18% Gray (2013) and Angel Igov’s A Short Tale of Shame (2013) have been published by Open Letter Books. Her poetry and prose translations have also appeared in literary magazines and anthologies, including McSweeney’s, Little Star, Granta.org, Two Lines, and Words Without Borders, among others.