Juliana Friend Named Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow

01 Jul, 2020

Juliana Friend Named Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow

Congratulations to BCNM DE Juliana Friend (Anthropology) who has been named a Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow!

This prestigious fellowship supports promising scholars in the completion of their dissertations examining ethics and religion. Juliana is receiving the fellowship for her project “Don’t Click Here!” Porn, eHealth and Radical Ethics of Care in Senegal.

Each 2020 Newcombe Fellow receives a 12-month award of $27,500 to support the final year of dissertation writing. The Newcombe Fellowship is the largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values in interesting, original, or significant ways.

Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Fellowship was created in 1981 and has supported nearly 1,300 doctoral candidates. Funding at the dissertation stage remains a vital time to support young scholars. Newcombe Fellows have gone on to be noted faculty at domestic and foreign institutions, leaders in their fields of study, Pulitzer Prize winners, and more. The 2019 class of MacArthur Fellows, for example, included three Newcombe Fellows from the late 1980s.

Read the official press release here!