Robert Fisher receives prestigious Fulbright award. As a Fulbright Scholar he will teach and research in Austria during the Spring 2015 semester. Dr. Fisher will be teaching social science courses at the University of Innsbruck. Robert Fisher, Ph.D. ProfessorHis research project “Community and Civil Society in Austria: A Comparative Perspective” will compare state, market, and civil society developments in the U.S, U.K, and Austria.

The Fulbright will enable Dr. Fisher to expand his research on the “turn to community” as an alternative to the welfare state in Austria, a small nation where the social welfare state is still relatively intact. This is Dr. Fisher’s third Fulbright Scholar award, having also been the recipient in 1986-88 and 1994.