Erez DeGolan Named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Erez DeGolan, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Religion at Columbia University, has been named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation).

Erez’s dissertation, Affect in Power: Public Joy in Roman Palestine and the Lived Experience of the Rabbis, explores how ancient Jews’ engagement with public joy shaped their negotiation of Roman imperialism in the early Common Era, thus suggesting that the ways in which religious minorities navigate systems of power cannot be understood separately from the affective realms of their lived experience.

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. 

The full press release can be found on the Citizens & Scholars' website.

May 14, 2021