The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Alethea Harnish (CC’24) is the winner of the Peter Awn Undergraduate Paper Prize. Alethea’s submission, an original play titled “The Foundation of Roses” accompanied by oral histories of family change, was written in Professor Mark C. Taylor’s Fall 2020 seminar, “Recovering Place.
The Departments of Religion at Columbia and Barnard are now welcoming submissions for the second 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.
View the full announcement for submission instructions.
Ilona Gerbakher has won the 2020-2021 Fulbright Award to Morocco, in order to undertake ethnographic fieldwork for a portion of her dissertation entitled, "Medieval Texts, Modern Tellings: Medieval Sufi Handbooks and the formation of the Moroccan Sufi Self."