Professor of History Douglas Ambrose has been awarded a Fulbright scholar grant to teach American studies in Croatia for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Ambrose plans to offer classes on American intellectual, cultural and religious history that will enhance and broaden the American studies programs in Croatia’s universities. “I look forward to the opportunity to working with Croatian students who want to explore the meanings of ‘America’ and ‘American’ from the 16th through the 19th centuries,” said Ambrose. “I know that teaching American history in Croatia will both deepen and enrich my own understanding of American history and also positively influence how I teach it when I return to Hamilton.”
Ambrose, a professor at Hamilton since 1990, holds a Ph.D. in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His teaching and research interests include early America, the Old South, and American religious history. His publications include Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the Old South (LSU 1996) and The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father (NYU 2006), a volume he co-edited with Hamilton colleague Robert W. T. Martin. He has also written numerous articles, book reviews and encyclopedia entries about Southern slavery and Southern intellectual life.
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.