American Religion Doctoral Student Scott Muir has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Humanities Alliance. Scott will be applying the survey design and quantitative analysis skills acquired through the program to support the NEH For All project. With a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the NHA has launched this initiative to demonstrate the value of the National Endowment for Humanities for all Americans at this pivotal time when it is under threat of elimination as proposed by the current administration. Scott will contribute to this work by designing, implementing, analyzing surveys measuring the impact of various NEH-funded projects around the country, particularly those that enrich K-12 education, offer support to veterans, and preserve cultural heritage and bring tourism to rural areas and small towns. The data produced will be used for both general advocacy and the NHA's lobbying efforts on behalf of the NEH. Scott will also assist more broadly with these efforts, as well as qualitiative research associated with the project. He and his family are excited to move to Washington DC, where his spouse Sarah will pursue further work in global health.
Congratulations on this opportunity, Scott!