Political Theology Network Dissertation Workshop

Thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Political
Theology Network is awarding a limited number of stipends to emerging scholars who would like to participate in a virtual Dissertation workshop that would allow them to connect with senior scholars in their area of study. Award recipients will be invited to participate in workshops to be held on three Fridays in January 2021.

The goal of the workshop is to help facilitate completion of the dissertation and to guide students in their transition to careers in academia. The workshop will include up to five PhD candidates, each of whom will present a dissertation chapter, along with four scholars in the area who will moderate the discussions. We understand political theology as a field that draws upon multiple religious traditions, as well as various disciplines like philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and ethics, to name just a few. For this reason, we especially invite applications from PhD students who take an interdisciplinary, or cross-disciplinary approach to their studies. Before the workshop each student participant will share one draft of a dissertation chapter, and all participants will read each other’s work in advance and prepare feedback. Faculty leaders and students will discuss the drafts and provide detailed comments. Each graduate participant will be expected to offer formal comments on one of the papers, scheduled in advance.

Eligibility: This award is available to PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements except the dissertation (ABD). Students must be actively writing their dissertations.

Amount: Each program participant will receive a $500 honorarium.

Application Process: For more information, or to request an application form, please contact Prof. Inese Radzins (iradzins@csustan.edu). Completed applications are due on November 6, 2020.

Author: Molly Farneth

Molly Farneth is Assistant Professor of Religion at Haverford College.

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