Dr. Chris Danielson Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Russia to Teach History

Chris Danielson
Chris Danielson
seen here in Main Hall

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Danielson of Montana Technological University has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Russia.

Dr. Danielson will lecture at the University of Tyumen in the institution’s School of Advanced Studies (SAS) on U.S. history and his areas of specialization in U.S. relations, the civil rights movement, and U.S. foreign policy.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Danielson will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Russia.

Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.

Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 86 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

Chris Danielson in Glacier
Danielson at Iceberg Lake
Glacier National Park

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. 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 more than 160 countries worldwide.

Danielson reflected, "The Fulbright Teaching Award is a great honor to me, as it allows me to broaden my expertise and experience in the teaching of American and world history through travel and the experience of teaching in another country. University professors do not stop learnIng when they leave graduate school, and really learn as much from their students as their students learn from them. TeachIng classes on race and ethnic history and important international events like the Cold War at the University of Tyumen will, I expect, be a deeply enriching and rewarding experience for me, and I hope it will be for my students as well."