RESEARCH HONOR: Islam and Maya named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows

May 4, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Princeton doctoral candidates Sarah Islam and Gustavo Maya are among the 21 scholars who have been named 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation's largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Islam is completing her dissertation, "Blasphemy as a Legal Category in Early and Medieval Islamic History" in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Maya is completing his dissertation, "The Work of the People: Religion, Politics and the Farmworker Movement," which is an ethical analysis of the farmworker movement with attention to its religious influences — in the Department of Religion. Each fellow receives a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work.