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Loyola awards Marquette Faculty Fellowships

January 30, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans has awarded six 2009 Marquette Faculty Fellowships and five 2009 Marquette New Faculty Fellowships to faculty members to support two months of full-time work on scholarly or creative projects during summer 2009. Edward J. Kvet, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the recipients at Spring Convocation on Friday, Jan. 23.

The 2009 recipients were selected for their ability to raise the scholarly profile of the university, and contribute to the overall quality of their research.

The recipients for the 2009 Marquette Fellowships for tenured faculty are:

· Christopher Chambers, associate professor of English, for “Burning Tuscaloosa: a novel-in-progress.”

· Marcus Kondkar, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, for “Intimate Partner Homicide: Exploring the Relationship between Race, Gender, Law and Violence.”

· Blanca Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor of languages, for “The Mexican Artist Oliverio Hinojosa.”

· Lynn Vogel Koplitz, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, for “Probing Nanostructures by Computational and X-Ray Diffraction Methods.”

· Mary A. McCay, Ph.D., Moon and Verna Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor and professor of English, for “Two Women in Puritan New England.”

· Denis R. Janz, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, for “A Reinterpretation of Martin Luther’s Thoughts.”

Recipients for the 2009 Marquette New Faculty Fellowships are:

· Behrooz Moazami, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, for “The Making of State and Religion in Iran (1796-2009).”

· John P. Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, for “Sons and Descendants: A Social History of Kin Groups in the Early Neo-Babylonian Period, 747-626 B.C.”

· John T. Sebastian, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, for “Writing on the Edge: Literature for the Laity of Late-Medieval England.”

· Laura Hope, Ph.D., assistant professor for theatre arts and dance, for “Staging the Nation/Confronting Nationalism: Theatre by Contemporary Irish and German Women.”

· Emily B. Russell, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, for “Exploration of Feminist Identity, Eating Problems and Life Satisfaction in College Students and the Development of a Male Feminist Identity Scale.”

Marquette Fellowships are intended to support scholarly and creative activities by Loyola University’s tenured and tenure-track faculty, and provide $7,500 for each recipient.

The university president, with the provost, select the Marquette Faculty Fellows upon the recommendation of the University Committee on Grants and Leaves.

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