* Dissertation titles are subject to change. The titles reflected here were correct at the time the awards were made.

Zaid Adhami • Religious Studies, Duke University
Certainty with Doubt? American Secularity and Muslim Discourses of “Belief”

Michael Amoruso • Religious Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Spiritual Transit: The Devotion to Souls, Religious Movement, and Syncretism in São Paulo, Brazil

Risa Cromer • Anthropology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Saved: Science, Religion, and the Frozen Embryo Problem in the United States

Jibreel Delgado • School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona
Defining Values, Morals, Ethics and Law: Rival Modern Muslim Revivals and the Reorganization of Islamic Knowledge

Sean Dowdy • Anthropology, University of Chicago
Goroka: Cosmography and the Shared Account in Assam

Allison Edgren • History, University of Notre Dame
The Needy, the “Lazy,” and the “Lying”: Beggars and Begging in Late Medieval Germany

Emanuel Fiano • Religious Studies, Duke University
Three Powers in Heaven: The Trinitarian Controversies in Fourth-Century Syria and the Christian-Jewish Continuum

Christopher Florio • History, Princeton University, Princeton
The Poor Always with You: Poverty in an Age of Emancipation, 1833-1879

Kevin Ko • History, Yale University, New Haven
Modern Bodies, Modern Souls: Religion, Medicine, and the Public Imagination in Late Colonial Indonesia

Paul Love • Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
Writing a Network, Constructing a Tradition: The Formation and Maintenance of Ibadi Muslim Intellectual Networks in Medieval North Africa

Derin McLeod • Classics, University of California, Berkeley
The Point of a Politeia: Changing Conceptions of Regimen and Regime from 500 to 350 BCE

Dasa Mortensen • History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Historical Amnesia in Shangri-la: The Contested Legacy of Tibetan Participation in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Emily Ransom • English, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Redeeming Complaint in Tudor and Stuart Devotional Lyric

Justin Reynolds • History, Columbia University, New York
The Rise and Fall of the Ecumenical: International Protestantism between Secularization and Politics, 1914-1952

Rochelle Rojas • History, Duke University, Durham
Witch Crafting in Early Modern Navarra, 1525-1675

Joshua Schwartz • Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University
The Most Whole Thing: A Phenomenology of the Broken Heart in Hasidism

August Sheehy • Department of Music, University of Chicago
Music Analysis as a Practice of the Self, from Weber to Schoenberg

Erica Sherman • Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
Urban Agents: Confraternities, Devotion and the Formation of a New Urban State

Stuart Strange • Anthropology, University of Michigan
Spirit Possession, Knowledge, and the Ethics of Kinship in Multi-Ethnic Suriname

Elise Wang • Comparative Literature, Princeton University
The Ethics of Measurement in Fourteenth-century English Literature

Xiaobo Yuan • Anthropology, University of Chicago, Chicago;
Reform and Purification: the Politics and Practices of Ethical Cultivation in Chinese Christianities

Sarah Zaides • History, University of Washington
Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter: Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews in the Shatterzones of Empires, 1882-1923

* Dissertation titles are subject to change. The titles reflected here were correct at the time the awards were made.


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