G.A. Lipton receives Newcombe fellowship

Religious Studies doctoral candidate Gregory “G.A.” Lipton, a doctoral candidate was one of 21 recipients of the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. His dissertation, “Making Islam Fit: Ibn ‘Arabi and the Idea of Sufism in the Secular Age,” explores “how the contemporary Western reception of the 13th century Muslim mystic Ibn ‘Arabi and the attendant post-Enlightenment understanding of Sufism have supported the construction of alternate, secular-liberal models for Muslim subjectivity.” Read more about Lipton’s work and award.