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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Religion & Ethics

The 2014 Newcombe competition is now closed! Fellows will be announced in spring 2014.

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Newcombe Selection Committees


Lori Ginzberg CN ’82 • History, Pennsylvania State University
Amy Hollywood CN ’90 • Religion, Harvard Divinity School
John Kelly CN ’85 • Anthropology, University of Chicago
Lee Mitchell • English, Princeton University
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord CN ’84 • Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



Bernard Bate CN ’97 • Yale University
Nancy Nu-chun Chen CN ’92 • University of California, Santa Cruz
Diane Mines CN ’91 • Appalachian State University
Rupert Stasch CN ’97 • University of California, San Diego

Art History

William Hood • New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
Ikumi Kaminishi CN ’93 • Tufts University
Richard Stapleford • City University of New York

Asian Studies/Hindu & Buddhist Religions

Whitney Kelting CN ’94 • Northeastern University
James Ketelaar CN ’86 • University of Chicago

American History

Charles L. Cohen WF ’70 • University of Wisconsin, Madison
Paul Harris CN ’82 • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Benjamin H. Irvin • University of Arizona
Joan Shelley Rubin • University of Rochester
Kathryn Sklar WF ’65 • State University of New York, Binghamton

Early World History

Jodi Bilinkoff CN ’81 • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Lisa McClain CN ’99 • Boise State University

Modern World History

Mary Gluck • Brown University
Jeffrey Hadler CN ’97 • University of California, Berkeley
Susie Steinbach CN ’94 • Hamline University

American Literature

Gregg Crane • University of Michigan
Lori Merish CN ’91 • Georgetown University

English Literature

David Bleich • University of Rochester
Jean Howard WF ’75 • Columbia University
Paula McQuade CN ’96 • De Paul University

World Literature

Gary Saul Morson • Northwestern University
Benedict Robinson CN ’00 • Stony Brook University

Middle Eastern Studies

Jerrold Green • University of Southern California, Annenberg
Leslie Peirce WS ’83 • New York University
John O. Voll • Georgetown University

World Art and Culture

Marjorie Becker CN ’85 • University of Southern California
Timothy Rommen CN ’01 • University of Pennsylvania


Charles Courtney • Drew University
James Klagge CN ’81 • Virginia Tech
Gordon Marino CN ’85 • St. Olaf College
Laurence Thomas • Syracuse University

Political Science

Peter Dennis Bathory WF ’64 • Rutgers University
James Johnson CN ’88 • University of Rochester
Steven B. Smith • Yale University

Psychology and Education

Bruce Kimball • Ohio State University
Stephen J. Thoma • University of Alabama


Yaakov Ariel CN ’85 • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Catherine Chin CN ’02 • University of California, Davis
Maureen Fitzgerald WS ’87, CN ’88 • College of William and Mary
Scott Kugle CN ’99 • Emory University
Michael Satlow CN ’92 • Brown University
Mark Lewis Taylor • Princeton Theological Seminary
Sumner B. Twiss • Brown University


Kevin Christiano • University of Notre Dame
John Evans • University of California, San Diego
Elizabeth W. Markson • Brandeis University
Robert Wuthnow • Princeton University

CN = Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow
WF = Woodrow Wilson Fellow
WS = Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow

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