Welcome to our new University of Kent in America scholar

The University is delighted to welcome J. Meade Klingensmith as our 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar, joining us as a student later this week.

Meade, a 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, PA, graduated from Ohio’s Oberlin College in 2012 with a BA honours in History and a minor in Politics. His home is New York, NY. Meade

He enrols in the MA Modern History programme at Kent later this week and plans to research British perspectives of Middle Eastern nationalism during World War I and the early inter-war period. His work will provide a new perspective on the persistent failure of communication and understanding between the English-speaking world and the Middle East by examining how British views of the Middle East assumed their modern form. On his reason for choosing to study at Kent, Meade said: “The University’s excellent history program and strong international orientation made it seem a perfect fit, and after a hectic year in New York, the change of pace Canterbury will provide couldn’t be more welcome.”

Meade’s Fulbright scholarship is only possible thanks to the generous support of our US alumni, who have facilitated the programme by making donations to the University of Kent in America (UKA).