2024 Arts and Sciences Summer Scholars

Since 2011, the School of Arts & Sciences has awarded grants to support faculty research efforts during the summer months. Participating faculty members receive a grant equivalent to the stipend for teaching one course, reducing the need for faculty to teach in the summer, so that they will be able to dedicate more time towards scholarly work. At least one of the awards will be reserved for mid-career to senior-level faculty. Faculty who can demonstrate the direct impact of the grant on their ability to complete scholarly work in the summer, and/or complete a project in anticipation of upcoming tenure/promotion, will be given preference in the selection process. Recipients will be chosen by the Summer Scholar Selection Committee comprised of faculty from across the School of Arts and Sciences.

Recipients of Summer Scholar awards will not teach a summer course during the summer award period and will be required to submit a brief (2-4 pages) report by October 1, describing their accomplishments during the award period. They will also present their work to a peer audience in an informal venue during the subsequent academic year. The call for applications for the 2023 Summer Scholars Program for Ordinary faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences is open. We are no longer accepting applications for 2024, however, you can find the form here. Announcement of the awards will be made early in the Spring semester.

Sarah Ahmed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences & Women’s & Gender Studies
Unveiling Violence: Lady Health Workers in Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Frontlines

Jessica Blum-Sorensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Burning Down the House: Ambition and the Family in Imperial Rome

E.C. Feiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History
Art in the War on Poverty

Stephen Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
Reading Habakkuk as Christian Scripture

Francesca Silano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
The Battle for Russia’s Souls: Patriarch Tikhon, The Russian Orthodox Church, and the Early Soviet State (1865-1925)

Eva Michelle Wheeler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish & Black Studies
Resolution on Black Freedom: Translating the First Condemnations of Slavery in Hispanic Thought