Fulbright to India
Katherine Bowden traveled to Kerala, India as a Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher to learn th...
Fulbright U.S. Student in History
Katherine Bowden traveled to Kerala, India as a Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher to learn the language and history of St. Thomas Christians living on the Malabar Coast. For eight months, she lived in a community with Syriac-speaking priests and monks. In addition to taking classes and attending prayers, she visited over one hundred ancient churches to catalogue Syriac inscriptions. After transcribing and translating these inscriptions, Katherine was able to show how the ancient language is used not only for liturgy but also as a means of preserving history. She studied and performed Syriac hymns at schools in India and the United States. Upon returning to the United States, she was hired as a research & data analyst for Cushman & Wakefield in New York City. Katherine hopes to continue her research and gain a better understanding of the Syriac languag