Introduction

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Introduction

Hello! I’m Laura, a 2013 Fulbright ETA to Kosovo. I’ll be placed in Prizren, a city in Southern Kosovo. For 20 hours a week I’ll be an English language teaching assistant at a local elementary school, Leke Dukagjini. Outside of my teaching commitment, I will be pursuing an independent research topic on Albanian filigree jewelry. As a recent graduate of Syracuse University’s art history and metalsmithing departments, jewelry history is a great interest of mine. Prizren is famed for it’s history in filigree jewelry, which I am very excited to study. I feel prepared after the Fulbright orientation in Washington D.C. (that’s me in front of the Lincoln memorial). September 16th will mark the first day of my arrival so stay tuned for my next posts from Kosovo!