Congratulations to Kyler Hudson (B.A., history and political science, ’18), winner of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The grant he was awarded will allow him to conduct independent research on the urban-rural divide in Canada’s western provinces. He will also earn a Master of Arts in political science at the University of Saskatchewan while conducting his Fulbright research.
In a Purdue University Fort Wayne news release, Kyler said he is excited to pursue his interests in rural politics, political polarization, and “the relationships between geography, political attitudes, and electoral outcomes.” He has already been admitted with full funding to Indiana University’s Ph.D. program in political science, which he will pursue after a one-year deferral for the Fulbright.
Kyler joins the three other College of Arts and Sciences students who have Fulbright scholarships in the past three years. Alex Allison (B.A., history, ’15) won the 2016–17 Fulbright to teach English in Colombia. Nathaniel Brophy (B.A., political science, ’17) won the 2017–18 Fulbright to research political parties in Romania. Cody Fuelling (B.A., history and political science, ’17) won the 2017–18 Fulbright to study genocide education in Luxembourg.