Hans Arneson D’04, one of 14 Duke University students awarded a U.S. Fulbright scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year, is studying theology and religion at Heidelberg University in Germany.
“The New Testament faculty in Heidelberg is very strong,” said Arneson, who earned a master of theological studies degree at the Divinity School in 2004, and is currently a doctoral student in New Testament at Duke. His engagement with the Heidelberg scholars, he said, will help sharpen his own research as he works on his doctoral thesis. Richard B. Hays, dean of the Divinity School and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, is his doctoral supervisor.
Arneson has been a visiting scholar at Notre Dame University and Durham University (U.K.). He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Augustana College in South Dakota, where he majored in philosophy, physics, and religion.
Two current Divinity School faculty members were named Fulbright scholars while studying religion at Duke: C. Kavin Rowe, assistant professor of New Testament, and David M. Moffitt, visiting assistant professor of New Testament.
Other Fulbright awardees from Duke’s Department of Religion include T.J. Lang, 2009–10; Leroy Huizenga, 2004–05; Erin Yerby, 2003–04; and Peter Dula, 2001–02.