Center Member Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Fellowship

photo_smallThe Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Natalia Suit, a student member of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, has been named a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. Ms. Suit is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is exploring the cultural impact of technological changes in the way the Quran in published and used in Egypt in her dissertation Qur’anic Matters: Mushaf as Object in Cairo. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose dissertations address questions of ethical and/or religious values. Each 2013 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000. For more information on the Fellowship and the 2013 competition, please see here.