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News and Events


The McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. As part of the program, Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with full salary and benefits, during which they engage in research and training projects directly related to their professional interests.

Faculty News

Heather M. DuBois's essay, “The Spirituality of a Pluralist: A Theological Reading of Connolly's Why I Am Not a Secularist,” has earned the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality’s Founders’ Circle Prize for 2019. 

The prize will be awarded at the Society's annual meeting which is held in conjunction with the AAR. In addition, there will be a special session at the AAR where Heather will have the opportunity to present her award-winning essay.

Postdoctoral Fellow News

The Episcopal Church Foundation has named ARH graduate student Tucker Adkins one of its two academic fellows for 2019. The fellowship recognizes promising doctoral research being conducted by students who are from a member church within the Anglican Communion. It will award Tucker $15,000 for the year and give him the opportunity to visit various archival sites.

Graduate Student News

The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that two of its graduate students have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships this year, Jesse Miller and Amanda Propst. Jesse will spend the next academic year in Burkina Faso to do research on funerary practices in that country and Amanda will be in Oman doing research on Ibadism, a form of Islam. Congratulations also to student Fulbright winner Christian Mercado, one of our many successful undergraduate Religion majors! Click here for the full story.

Graduate Student News

This fellowship from the ACLS and the Getty Foundation supports fieldwork and research for Elizabeth's second book project, entitled Architectures of Intimidation: Political Ecology and Landscape Manipulation in Early Southeast Asia.

Faculty News