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

Rodrigo Adem • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago
An Intellectual Biography of Ibn Taymīya

Ismail Alatas • Anthropology and History, University of Michigan
Negotiating Belief: Disquiet and Doubt in Saintly Situations among Muslims in Contemporary Indonesia

Laura Back • Political Science, University of Washington
Rights, Care, and Democratic Ethics

Divya Cherian • History, Columbia University
Ordering Subjects: Caste, Vaishnav Devotionalism, and the Administration of Society in Early Modern Marwar, 1650-1818 CE

Yazan Doughan • Anthropology, The University of Chicago
Fasad, Authority and the Discursive Production of Reform and Revolution in Jordan

Hassan El Menyawi • Sociology, New York University
The Great Reversal

Anna Goodman • Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-1993

Amy Hyne • Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Pathologizing Deviance in India: Constructions of “Madness” in Classical Sanskrit Texts and Contemporary Debates

Ceyda Karamursel • History, University of Pennsylvania
The Worlds of Slave Women in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic, 1858-1933

Jennifer Kling • Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The State Right of Self-Defense: A Claim in Need of Justification

Philippa Koch • History of Christianity, The University of Chicago
Persistent Providence: Healing the Body and Soul in Early America

Arielle Levites • Education and Jewish Studies, New York University
Raising Jewish Spirits: American Jews, Religious Emotion, and the Culture of Contemporary American Spirituality

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson • History, Northwestern University
British Working-Class Culture and Family Life in Victorian India: Renegotiating Class, Sexuality and Race, 1858-1914

Katharina Nieswandt • Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
Moral Rights and Social Conventions

Nevila Pahumi • History, University of Michigan
Of Women, Faith, and Nation: American Protestantism and the Kyrias School for Girls, Albania, 1891-1933

Amy Rothschild • Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Victims and Veterans: Memory, Nationalism and Human Rights in Post-Conflict East Timor

Tehila Sasson • History, University of California, Berkeley
From Empire to Humanity: Technologies of Famine Relief in an Era of Decolonization

Marion Schmidt • History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Genetic normalcy and the normalcy of difference: hereditary deafness research in 20th century America

Drew Thomases • Religion, Columbia University
Making Pushkar Paradise: Religion, Tourism, and Belonging in a North Indian Pilgrimage Town

Vasiliki Touhouliotis • Anthropology, The New School for Social Research
Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs and the Durable Worlds of War in South Lebanon

Melissa Vise • History, Northwestern University
The Threat of the Tongue: Illicit Speech in Late Medieval Italy, 1250-1450

Susan Zakaib • History, The University of Texas at Austin
Built Upon the Tower of Babel: Language Policy and the Clergy in Bourbon Mexico, 1700-1821

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


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