The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Natalie Cimino (GS’22) is the recipient of the 2022 Peter Awn Undergraduate Paper Prize.
Congratulations to sixth year PhD student Zehra Mehdi for being awarded the 2021-2022 International Psychoanalytical Association research grant for her project, The 'Work of Religion': Trauma, Mourning, and Political Resistance. Her dissertation is a psychoanalytic exploration of the ways in which Muslims, as persecuted religious minorities in India, articulate their oppression at the hands of the Hindu nationalist regime.
The Departments of Religion at Columbia and Barnard are now welcoming submissions for the third annual Peter Awn Undergraduate Paper Prize. This prize of $500 will be given to the best paper written by an undergraduate for any course or seminar in Religion in the year prior.
This prize honors our colleague Peter Awn’s inspired teaching and his dedication to promoting and celebrating creative inquiry.
Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. The Prize will be announced in mid-April.
Submissions must be