Former Fulbright "Roving Scholar" Andy Meyer will present the Gjerset lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Olin Room 102 on the Luther campus.
The lecture, titled "The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind," is open to the public with no charge for admission.
In the 2015-16 school year, Meyer served as a Fulbright "Roving Scholar" in American Studies, in Norway. He traveled across the country to present workshops and lectures on topics such as American culture, history and literature. In total, he visited 61 schools covering all the Norwegian counties, including the high arctic territory of Svalbard. Meyer's lecture will be a synopsis of what he learned abroad, including impressions of, lessons from and curiosities about Norwegian education, life and values.
Meyer earned his bachelor's degree in English from Luther in 2004. He went on to receive his master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. He served as a member of the humanities faculty at the Northwest School in Seattle from 2012 until his appointment at Luther. During his time at the Northwest School, he was awarded several Exceptional Professional Development Grants. He is currently a visiting assistant professor in Scandinavian studies at Luther
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