Susan Cooke Barfield (MEdu), professor emerita at Montana State University Billings, has dedicated her life to advocating for and educating the public about international minorities. A previous Fulbright scholar in Chile and Slovakia, Barfield is working with three Mapuche elders in rural Patagonia, Chile, to create a trilingual (English, Spanish, Mapundungun) book based on a Mapuche folktale. The book, which will be illustrated by Mapuche students, is supported by a National Geographic Society Explorer Grant. In fall 2018, Barfield planned to travel to the University of Vilnius in Lithuania to work as a Fulbright specialist.

Posted Nov. 21, 2019