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Nancy Khalil announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

Nancy Khalil announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

December 15, 2016

Congratulations to Nancy Khalil for being selected as one of the Harvard Horizons Scholars for 2017 for her project, Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the United States! Below, Nancy desribes her research.

Nancy:

"My dissertation examines Muslim religious clerics (imam(s)), their field of work, and institutions of ministry, at a time of intense struggle over the essence of Islam, its sources of authority, and increasing national tensions between preserving liberty while maintaining...

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Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon receive Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards

Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon receive Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards

December 12, 2016

Congratulations to Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon for receiving Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards! Below they describe the projects the grants will fund.

Anya Bernstein:

"In this project, I explore techno-scientific and religious futurisms in the context of contemporary Russian culture and politics. Looking at various ideas and projects of life extension and physical immortality, I argue that while the rise of such futurisms in Russia in recent years may be part of the global...

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Margaret Irving '17 on Canada's "Paris Crew" of 1867

Margaret Irving '17 on Canada's "Paris Crew" of 1867

December 8, 2016

Margaret Irving '17 wrote an article for The Canadian Encyclopedia about the four Canadian rowers who won the World Rowing Championship at the 1867 Paris International Exposition in Paris, France.

Margaret:

"During my internship with Historica Canada, Canada’s largest independent organization for national history, I was honoured to receive the opportunity to write an article for The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia contains close to 20,000 bilingual articles on a variety of...

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Congratulations to Kathy Tran '16 for receiving the Noma-Reischauer Prize!

December 7, 2016

Kathy Tran '16 has won the Noma-Reischauer Prize for her paper, “Rising to One’s Potential: Joshi Ryoku and the Power of Femininity in Japan.” The paper was submitted for her senior thesis for her A.B. degree in Anthropology and Linguistics, written under the direction of Nicholas Harkness. She also received the Evon Z. Vogt Prize from the Anthropology Department in May 2016.