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We are pleased to announce that Jocelyn Burney is our inaugural Uhlman Fellow in Jewish Studies Public Humanities.

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities (CPH), established the Uhlman Fellowship in Jewish Studies Public Humanities starting in academic year 2022-23. The Uhlman Fellowship program is made possible by a generous gift to the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

Jocelyn Burney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies. Her research centers on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world, especially ancient Judaism and Christianity. She is also a field archaeologist involved in several excavation projects. She earned a BA in Religious Studies and Archaeology from UNC and an MAR from Yale Divinity School. She is a Tau Epsilon Phi Graduate Student Fellow in Jewish Studies, awarded through the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Outside of work, she enjoys experimenting with homebrewing and fermentation with her partner, David, and taking long walks with their dog, Pella. Her fellowship is being generously sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

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