Jeff Nicolaisen

Jeffrey Nicolaisen Awarded Two Fellowships for 2018-2019

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jeff Nicolaisen, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Religion, has been awarded two fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. He was selected to receive both the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellowship and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Nicolaisen has been no... Read More »
Headshot of Joseph Longarino

Longarino Awarded DAAD Scholarship

Monday, April 23, 2018
Congratulations to PhD candidate Joseph Longarino, who has been awarded a scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)! The grant will support his research as he works on his dissertation, which focuses on Paul’s view of the significance of the fact that Christians will... Read More »
Rebecca Mendelson

Rebecca Mendelson Wins Bass Instructional Fellowship

Monday, April 23, 2018
Join us in congratulating PhD student, Rebecca Mendelson, who has won a 2018-2019 Bass Instructional Fellowship: Instructor of Record! Funded by the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowment Fund for the Bass Undergraduate Instructional Program, this award provides a stipend to assist Rebecca in her... Read More »
Torang Asadi

Torang Asadi Selected for a Julian Price Graduate Fellowship

Monday, April 23, 2018
Ph.D. student Torang Asadi has been awarded a Julian Price Graduate Fellowship for the period of September 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019. The competitive fellowship provides an annual stipend, payment of tuition and fees for the academic year, and a research award to be used towards research... Read More »
Matt Elia

Elia Awarded Mellon/ACLS Fellowship

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Matthew ("Matt") Elia, PhD candidate in the Christian Theological Studies track, has been awarded a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  Elia is one of 67 applicants to be chosen for the prestigious, 12-month award for which there were in... Read More »
Erin Zoutendam

Zoutendam Wins DAAD Grant

Thursday, April 12, 2018
What's better than studying German in Germany?  Winning a grant to study German in Germany. Erin Zoutendam has done just that. She has won a grant from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) that will pay her course fees and travel to participate in International Summer School... Read More »
Michelle Wolff

Alumna Michelle Wolff Announces New Position

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dr. Michelle Wolff, 2017 Christian Theological Studies alumna of the GPR, has accepted a tenure-track position at Augustana College in the Religion department!  Augustana College is located in Rock Island, Illinois. In addition, Michelle's first peer-reviewed article is out... Read More »
Faculty and Staff Honor Colleague Hwansoo Kim at Dinner

Hwansoo Kim Leaving Duke

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Beloved faculty member Hwansoo Ilmee Kim has accepted an offer at Yale. Yale has created a new position in Korean Studies. An alumnus donated $3 million for an endowment specifically for Korean studies. There is also an endowment of $1.5 million in the Department of Religious Studies that can be... Read More »
Jen Benedict's dissertation committee

Jen Benedict Defends Dissertation

Monday, April 2, 2018
PhD candidate in Early Christianity, Jen Benedict, today successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Truth to Power: The Politics of Theological Free Speech in the Cappadocian Fathers and Augustine of Hippo."  Serving on her committee were Professors J. Warren Smith (chair),... Read More »
Keegan and her exam committee members

Keegan Defends Dissertation

Friday, March 30, 2018
PhD candidate in American Religion Brenna Keegan successfully defended her dissertation today, which was titled "After Eden: Religion and Labor in the American West, 1868-1914." Chair of Religious Studies, David Morgan, chaired her exam committee, and Kate Bowler, Joe Winters, Betsy Olson (UNC-CH... Read More »