June 23, 2021


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Four graduate learners in the humanities and social sciences named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows

Four Princeton Ph.D. candidates have been named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (previously the Woodrow Wilson Nationwide Fellowship Foundation) for 2020 and 2021.

Aaron Stamper, a Ph.D. applicant in background, and Kristine Wright, a Ph.D. applicant in faith, have been named amid the 22 recipients for 2021. Ph.D. candidates Nyle Fort in faith and Sofia Pinedo-Padoch in anthropology were among the the 23 recipients for 2020.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s biggest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing concerns of ethical and spiritual values. Every single fellow receives a 12-thirty day period award of $25,000 to aid their remaining calendar year of dissertation function.

Stamper’s dissertation, “Reconfigured and Remade: A Sensory Heritage of Islamic Granada’s Reformation as a Civitas Christiana, 1474-1614,” is a sensory background of Early Modern-day Granada, as the region transitioned from an Islamic emirate to a Christian kingdom.

Wright’s dissertation, “Bodies of Mild and Know-how: Mormon Women of all ages, Spiritual Authority and Theologies of Health,” explores the intersection of faith, gender and drugs.

Fort’s dissertation is titled “Remarkable Grief: The Politics of African American Mourning.”

Pinedo-Padoch’s dissertation is titled “Daily life Soon after Demise in New York City: An Ethnography of Community Administration.”