The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Professor of History Andrew Hartman of Illinois State University has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to England.

Hartman will conduct research at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library in London as part of a project to examine the role of Karl Marx’s work on American political thought. This is the second Fulbright for Hartman, who also served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in 2013-2014.

Hartman is currently at work on his third book, Karl Marx in America, which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. His first book, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. His second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and was widely reviewed in popular and academic journals ranging from The Wall Street Journal and New Republic to the American Historical Review and Reviews in American History. Hartman’s work and expertise have been quoted in a host of  publications, including  the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Jacobin, and The New York Times.

Hartman is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

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