Illinois State University Associate Professor of History Andrew Hartman has been named the 2013–2014 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The appointment will begin in August and Hartman will remain in Odense until June 2014.

“A distinguished chair is the most prestigious appointment in the already prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program,” said Department of History Chair Anthony Crubaugh. “The organization only seeks candidates who are eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.”

Hartman’s research and teaching both focus on 20th-century U.S. intellectual history and cultural history. Earning his doctorate from George Washington University, Hartman joined the faculty of Illinois State in 2006.

The author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, Hartman has also authored numerous book chapters as well as articles for scholarly journals and newspapers, such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Journal of Policy History, and The Chronicle Review. His research is in demand for presentations across the U.S. and internationally. Hartman is currently completing his second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, From the Sixties to the Present. The founding president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Hartman also edits the organization’s blog, which won the 2010 Cliopatria Award for Best Group Blog.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international, educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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