Two graduate students named Newcombe Fellows
Posted June 21, 2006; 10:37 a.m.
Princeton graduate students Hussein Fancy and Philippa Townsend are among 30 students nationwide to be named 2006 Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows.
The fellowships provide $18,500 for students in their final year of work on a dissertation in the humanities or social sciences that addresses questions of religious or ethical value.
Fancy is working on a dissertation for the Department of History titled "Boundary Crossing, Boundary Making: Muslim and Christian Mercenaries in the Western Mediterranean."
Townsend's dissertation topic in the Department of Religion is "The Third Race: Ethnicity, Universalism and Religious Practice in Late Antiquity."
The Newcombe Fellows program, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, was launched in 1981 and has supported some 1,000 doctoral candidates.