STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A member of Mississippi State's history faculty is receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, which will take him to Rostov-on-Don, Russia in August.
Assistant professor Stephen Brain's nine-month appointment will enable him to teach two semesters at Southern Federal University, while also conducting research for a book on Soviet history.
Brain will be among some 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals traveling during the 2013-14 academic year through the educational exchange.
The current fellowship is Brain's second Fulbright.
As a graduate student, he studied in Moscow in 2005-06. A European history doctoral graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he has made numerous visits to Russia, including participation in a 2010 National Science Foundation working group.
He also has conducted research as a visiting scholar at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian Studies.
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