Thelen Wins Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Elizabeth Thelen, Ph.D. candidate in history, has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work.

Thelen is completing her dissertation, titled Intersected Communities: Urban Histories of Rajasthan, 1500–1800, in the Department of History. The dissertation explores the impact of pilgrimage centers on urban social relations and religious conflict in early modern India.