- Fulbright Award (1997)
Linda Walbridge served as a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and as an anthropologist of religion. She earned a master’s degree in psychology from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Wayne State University. Prior to joining IU, she started her career as an assistant director of the Middle East Center at Columbia University where she served for two years. Walbridge joined IU in 1993 as a visiting assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences and also served as visiting assistant professor of religious studies, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, and visiting assistant professor of near eastern languages and cultures. In 1997, she served as a Fulbright scholar lecturing in religious studies at the Islamic State Institute Walisongo in Semarang, Indonesia.
Walbridge was best known for her work on Arab Shi’ites in the U.S. while her later years of research was dominated by her relationship with Pakistan where she frequently visited.
Walbridge passed away on December 9, 2002.