Carson Bay awarded a Josephine de Karman Fellowship for 2017-2018

Carson Bay’s dissertation project on “Pseudo-Hegesippus, the Jews, and the Jewish Temple,” was awarded the Josephine de Karman Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust honors the sister of the first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, Theodore von Karman, by supporting the most promising dissertation research being carried out within the United States by students in the arts and sciences. Carson’s research explores the confluence of ethnic identity, historiography, and religious ideology in a fourth-century Latin work to illustrate the dynamics of Jewish-Christian relations, identity formation, and literary culture in late antiquity.