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Congratulations to Miguel Vargas, graduate student in the department of religious studies, who was awarded the Center’s Dissertation Fellowship for next academic year. Miguel’s dissertation examines the history, historical consciousness and culture of a little-known Jewish community in Egypt by means of its prophetic literature.

Since 2012-2013, the Center has offered one Carolina graduate student a yearlong fellowship to support their dissertation research and writing. The fellowship allows the students to focus entirely on their dissertation, which improves the quality of the work and also helps ensure a timely progression to completion. This fellowship has been made possible by generous donations to the Center—including multiple, short-term expendable gifts and limited unrestricted funds—and is a unique opportunity for students to receive a full year of support during their later years at Carolina.


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