Carrie Gates | December 28, 2016
Three Notre Dame faculty members—Associate Professors Darren Dochuk, Karen Graubart, and Sean Kelsey — were offered fellowships last week from the National Endowment for the Humanities, continuing the University’s record success winning support for humanities research.
Faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won a total of 61 NEH fellowships since 1999 — more than any other private university in the country.
“Notre Dame’s remarkable success in earning NEH fellowships is the result of the outstanding quality of our faculty across a range of disciplines,” said John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, “as well as an excellent support structure in the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.”
Historian Darren Dochuk—who also received an NEH Public Scholar award—will spend the 2017–18 academic year completing his book project, Anointed With Oil: God and Black Gold in America’s Century, which explores the connections between religion and the U.S. oil industry.
Dochuk’s winning project was inspired by research he conducted in Texas and Oklahoma for his first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (Norton, 2011), which won prizes from the Society of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians.