Graduate Student Awards 2019-2020

The Religion Department congratulates the following graduate student award winners for 2019-2020: 

  • Moore Travel Grants (Spring 2020): Taylor Dean, Michael McLaughlin, Nathan Moats; (Fall 2019): Luke ArredondoMarah Litchford, Jesse Young
  • Best Dissertation Award: Luke Arrendondo
  • Excellence in Research Award: Amanda Propst
  • Porterfield Prize: Tucker Adkins
  • Excellence in Teaching: John Cole
  • Excellence in Service: Michael McLaughlin
  • Sandon Prize, Graduate Student Symposium: Florence Egbeyale for her paper, "Biblical Interpretive Strategy in the Epistle of Barnabas and Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho: A Tool for Policing Christian Identity."

Religion Graduate Student Rebecca Peters Wins Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

The $44,000 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA) will fund Rebecca's research in Mumbai, India from January 2020 to December 2020. While there, Rebecca will be conducting an ethnographic study on women directors in Bollywood, where she will investigate the relationship between gender identity and film production by exploring how Bollywood women directors define and negotiate gender roles. Click here for more information.

Tucker Adkins Awarded Episcopal Church Foundation Academic Fellowship

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.

Two Ph.D. Candidates in the Religion Department receive prestigious Fulbright Fellowships

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.