CEU Alumna Reyhan Durmaz Wins Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

CEU Alumna Reyhan Durmaz was named a 2018 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Durmaz's dissertation is titled “Stories, Saints, and Sanctity between Christianity and Islam.”

She is one of 21 winners this year who will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 to support the final year of dissertation work. A 2012 graduate of CEU's Department of Medieval Studies, Durmaz is currently earning her doctorate at Brown University while also working as interim academic coordinator of CEU's Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the U.S.'s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Fellowship was created in 1981 and has supported just over 1,200 doctoral candidates, most of them now noted faculty at domestic and foreign institutions.

For more information on the Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, please visit http://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/.