Sociology faculty member receives Fulbright Scholar award

April 19, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 16)
Article by Michele Coffill

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Hermann Kurthen, professor of sociology, will teach and conduct research at an Austrian university next year.

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Hermann Kurthen, professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research during the next academic year at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. It's the second time Kurthen has received a Fulbright award.

During February-July 2023, Kurthen said he will teach upper-level sociology courses and conduct a comparative study of the effect of COVID-19 on international student exchanges at Grand Valley and Johannes Kepler.

He also plans to explore virtual and in-person faculty and student exchange opportunities between the two universities.

Kurthen first received a Fulbright award in 2011, from the German-American Fulbright Commission at the Institute for International and Security Affairs/SWP in Berlin.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

 

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