The School of Philosophy is delighted to welcome a Fulbright Scholar, Alexandra Corcoran, Haverford Univeristy, Pennsylvania.
The political science and Spanish double major is the sole recipient of the University College Dublin Taught Master’s Program Award, which she’ll use to study philosophy and public affairs.
The political science and Spanish double major will use her Fulbright award to pursue a one-year interdisciplinary master’s in philosophy and public affairs at University College Dublin. Corcoran was drawn to the program because it includes the study of many of her social science interests and uses them to explore foundational questions in public policy formulation.
“This Fulbright will really help me think about the intersection of public policy and citizenship—something that I touch on a little bit in my [political science senior] thesis… and a topic that I hope to continue exploring in my professional career,” said Corcoran, whose thesis is focused on state-level health and legal-advocacy groups and their mobilization of low-income citizens around Medicaid-reform proposals.