Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, Named 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 11:28 am.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. She is one of 22 candidates selected as fellows to complete a dissertation related to questions of religious and ethical values.

Bourgeois is a doctoral candidate in French and Italian at Princeton University and her dissertation, “Saintly Asceticism and the Literary Machine: The Many Lives of Saint Anthony the Great,” explores the relationship between human and divine authorship in medieval and modern saints’ lives.

Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Newcombe Fellowship was created in 1981. According to their press release, it remains the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Over the past three decades, the Newcombe Fellowship has supported just over 1,100 doctoral candidates, most of them now noted faculty members at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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