The University of Iowa

Making Chai With a Fulbright

October 1st, 2013

Philip Lutgendorf

Join the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association for an upcoming Lunch & Learn seminar when Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the UI, presents “Making Chai With a Fulbright” at noon on Friday October 4, 2013, in 1117 University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.

Bring your lunch, and learn from alumni and current grantees about their Fulbright experiences. Presentations will last 20-30 minutes, allowing time for discussion and socializing.

Lutgendorf was in India during 2010-11 as a Fulbright-Hays Senior Overseas Research Fellow. His research topic was the popularization of tea drinking in India, and its evolution into the country’s (invented) “national drink”—chai, a distinctive spiced tea. This topic necessarily touches on colonialera and post-Independence history, the rise of advertising, marketing, and visual culture, and changes in manufacturing, commerce, lifestyle, and eating habits.

This event is sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association and International Programs.

The next Lunch & Learn seminar will be held Nov. 6. See the event poster.

For more information, contact Sonia Gunderson at