Sociology PhD candidate Jaron Harambam receives prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

<link people jaron-harambam>Photo: EGS3HJaron Harambam, PhD candidate at the EUR Department of Sociology recently received one of the nine yearly Fulbright Scholarships for PhD students. This grant enables him to pursue his PhD research on conspiracy theories in the United States.

Harambam will spend half a year at the "Science in Human Culture" programme of Northwestern University in Chicago where he hopes to learn much from American academic life.

Most importantly, he looks forward to doing research in what can be called the cradle of conspiracy theories. For him the etnographic highlight will most likely be Conspiracy Con, the yearly conference of conspiracy theorists where "world's most controversial speakers convene".

About Fulbright Scholarship Program

The Fulbright Program is a programme of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected U.S. citizens may become eligible for scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad; and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States.

For more information on the scholarship programme, visit the website of the Fulbright Center Netherlands.