Keith Doubt, professor of sociology and department chair, recently received the Distinguished Fulbright Chair Award to teach in the department of sociology at the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria, beginning in March 2007.
Considered among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Distinguished Fulbright Chair Award marks the second Fulbright award received by Doubt. In 2001, he received a Fulbright Lecturing Award, which he used to teach sociology classes at the University of Sarajevo and conduct research for his 2002 book Sociologija Nakon Bosna [Sociology After Bosnia], which examines the sociology of war.
A frequently invited scholar to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Doubt previously created an honors class at Wittenberg titled “Bosnia-Herzegovina: An Interdisciplinary Study,” in which five Wittenberg students participated in a Web-based course with students from the University of Sarajevo. He also coordinated a symposium, which brought together students from Doubt’s honors course and two natives of Sarajevo who shared their personal experiences of living in Bosnia and engaged in discussions with Doubt’s students.
Currently the editor of the interdisciplinary, international, bilingual, online journal, Duh Bosne/Spirit of Bosnia at www.spiritofbosna.org, Doubt will offer three courses at the University of Innsbruck, one on the American Social Character, another on Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the third on Social and Political Thought to graduate students