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Elizabeth Hurd named a 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellow

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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, professor of political science and religious studies in Weinberg, has been named a 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently announced. 
The fellowship is awarded to six scholars researching religion in an international context and who seek to engage the public in partnership with journalists.  
Hurd’s project is titled “Religion on the Border” and looks at “the entanglements of religion and politics through four case studies in which the religion/not religion border is central to U.S. domestic and foreign policy,” according to her project description.
The fellowship includes a stipend of $55,000, as well as $5,000 to support media engagement activities and $3,000 for research costs and is made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.