Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Sponsor: Creative Ireland
University: University College Dublin
Ms Patricia Kenny is a second year PhD candidate in University College Dublin. In 2015 she received her BSc in Archaeology & Geology, a degree which fuelled an interest in how past communities perceived and explained unusual aspects of their natural landscape. She then undertook an MA in Archaeology, where she pursued this passion. Her current research, funded by the Irish Research Council, and the National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship prize, focuses upon the use of unusual stone in European prehistoric societies. As a recipient of a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship, she will research this topic on an international scale in the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.