Santa Monica College English professor Karin Costello has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at Intercollege in Nicosia, Cyprus from January through May.

She will lead a workshop for Greek and Turkish-Cypriot students, designed to have the students gain intercultural understanding through reading and writing about family, culture, customs, conflict and choices.

Costello has taught at Santa Monica College since 1986.

She will go to Cyprus with her husband Ed, an arbitrator and Fulbright Scholar working in Cyprus on legal issues such as conflict resolution, arbitration and mediation.

Karin Costello is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad as Fulbright Scholars this school year to one of 140 countries.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar Program seeks to build mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and other nations.

Karin Costello, a Santa Monica resident, received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, and master’s and doctorate degrees in English from Columbia University in New York.