Ph.D. candidate Craig Johnson has been named as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2019. 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.
Craig’s dissertation, titled Theology Against Subversion: Conservative Catholics and Right Wing Paramilitaries after the Second Vatican Council, studies the confluence between right wing politics and conservative Catholic theology in the mid-20th century, focusing on Argentina, Chile, and Spain. Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Fellowship was created in 1981 and has supported nearly 1,300 doctoral candidates, most of them now noted faculty at domestic and foreign institutions. More information and a press release can be found here.