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Congratulations to Kati Hinman, Drexel's 2023-24 Fulbright-Hays DDRA Recipient

September 7, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Kati Hinman, PhD candidate in community health & prevention, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship for 2023-24. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowship program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Kati will use this award to conduct dissertation fieldwork in Colombia. Congratulations, Kati!

Kati HinmanKati Hinman
PhD candidate in community health & prevention

Kati is passionate about responding to violence as a public health issue, psychosocial support for survivors of violence and conflict, and working with communities and young leaders to develop programs that break the cycle of violence. She has worked in grassroots settings in the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia, and enjoys working directly with young people. Her master’s thesis in Mexico City used participatory collage and photo-voice techniques to explore the experiences of young people transitioning out of the criminal justice system. At Dornsife she is a research assistant for the Jonathan Mann Global Health and Human Rights Initiative with her advisor Dr. Joe Amon. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on intersectional violence for LGBTQ+ young people and young women from ethnic minorities in Buenaventura, Colombia, in partnership with the victims' network CONPAZCOL with whom she has collaborated since 2017. 

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides grants for graduate students to conduct 6-12 months of full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The DDRA program supports projects that deepen knowledge about areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Students must apply through their university. If you are interested in applying for this award, contact UREP at