Alumnus teaches US History in Denmark

Andrew and his family in Aarhus, Denmark
Andrew and his family in Aarhus, Denmark

Professor Andrew Hartman (PhD 2006) moved to Denmark to be the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year. Living in the center of Odense, on Jutland, Andrew teaches at the Center for American Studies, where he says "[they] have welcomed me as one of their own, and my students are so much fun: they're smart, intellectually curious, and know next to nothing about US history other than what they've learned from Hollywood--a combination that makes for a great classroom.... The most interesting thing for me, having never lived anywhere but in the U.S., has been to learn about what makes a social democracy tick--what makes Denmark the 'happiest country in the world'?"

In addition to his Fulbright, Andrew has been an extremely productive scholar, with a long list of publications. These include Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (PalgraveMacmillan 2008), based on his GWU dissertation advised by Leo Ribuffo, and "A Trojan Horse for Social Engineering: The Curriculum Wars in Recent American History," The Journal of Policy History. He is finishing another book, "A War for the Soul Of America:  A History of the Culture Wars, From the Sixties to the Present,"contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press.