After the Ph.D.: Andrew Flachs

Washington University invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the Humanities or Social Sciences for one year of postdoctoral research in Germany during the 2016-17 academic year.  

Washington University will support two recent Ph.D. graduates for one year of postdoctoral research in Germany, at the institution of their choosing. At the same time, the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany will support two one-year appointments of German postdoctoral fellows at Washington University.

The year 2011-12 marked the beginning of the Volkswagen Foundation postdoctoral program for study in Germany, which was instituted in order to foster transatlantic relations between the United States and Germany. The exchange provides an opportunity for Arts & Sciences doctoral graduates to study with experts in their field, enhancing their credentials, and also serves to enrich the academic programs in the humanities and social sciences at our university.

Andrew Flachs was selected for the 2016-2017 academic year and plans to continue his research on farmer seed choices and starting new research in alternative agricultural strategies. He will begin in September at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Transcultural Studies Heidelberg University. 

Andrew recently received his Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology following his dissertation defense titled "Cultivating Knowledge: The Production and Adaptation of Knowledge on Organic and GM Cotton Farms in Telangana, India".