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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

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2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows

Daniel Cochran • University of Wisconsin – Madison, art history
Building the Body of Christ: Art, Architecture, and the Formation of Early Christian Identities

Zebulon Dingley • University of Chicago, anthropology
Kinship, Capital, and the Occult on the South Coast of Kenya

Samuel Gavin • University of Pittsburgh, philosophy
Constitutivism and Natural Normativity in Ethics

Ean High • Northwestern University, English
Quakerism, Silence, and the Religious Body in American  Literature, 1650–1865

Randeep Hothi • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Asian languages & cultures
Sikhism Will Be Televised: Recognition and Religion-Making At Diasporic-Sikh Television Networks

Craig Iffland • University of Notre Dame, theology
Following and Not-Following the Divine Law

Sarah Islam • Princeton University, Near Eastern studies
Blasphemy as a Legal Category in Early and Medieval Islamic History

Gustavo Maya • Princeton University, religion
Resisting Exploitation: The Farmworker Struggle for Justice and the Ethics of Means

Alexander McKinley • Duke University, graduate program in religion
Mountain at a Center of the World

Kalonji Nzinga • Northwestern University, learning sciences
The Social Conscience of Rap: Moral Socialization Within Hip-Hop Culture

Cyrus O’Brien • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, anthropology and history
Faith in Imprisonment: Religion and the Development of Mass Incarceration in Florida

Daniel Platt • Brown University, American studies
Race, Risk, and Financial Capitalism in the United States, 1870–1940

Jennifer Quigley • Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School
Divine Accounting: Theo-economic Rhetoric in the Letter to the Philippians

Hannah Scheidt • Northwestern University, religious studies
Practicing Atheism: Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network

Brian Smithson • Duke University, cultural anthropology
Piety in Production: Moviemaking as Improvised Religious Practice in Benin

Debby Sneed • University of California—Los Angeles, archaeology
The Life Cycle of Disability in Ancient Greece

Emiko Stock • Cornell University, anthropology
Touching History: An Anthropology With Images | Cham | Sayyids | Cambodia | Iran

Elizabeth Thelen • University of California—Berkeley, history
Intersected Communities: Urban Histories of Rajasthan, c. 1500 – 1800

Sabine Tsuruda • University of California—Los Angeles, philosophy
Moral Agency and the Workplace

Daisy Vargas • University of California—Riverside, history
Mexican Religion on Trial: Race, Religion and the Law in the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands

Arthur Zárate • Columbia University, history
Disciplining the Soul: Materialities of Belief and Moral Technologies of Self on the Eve of Islamic Revival in Egypt, 1947–1967

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