Two professors in UNCG’s Department of Religious Studies have received fellowships to pursue advanced studies in their discipline in Princeton, N.J., during the next academic year.
They are Dr. Derek Krueger (left) and Dr. Eugene F. Rogers Jr. Both are also faculty members in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Krueger will be working at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton’s think tank where people like Albert Einstein, Kurt Goedel, Robert Oppenheimer, George Kennan and the art historian Irwin Panofsky worked. He will be a member of the School for Historical Studies for the 2012-13 year. He will be finishing a book called “Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium.”
Rogers has won a fellowship and a summer stipend to work on two books. He will spend next year at the Center of Theological Inquiry on the grounds of the Princeton Theological Seminary to work on “The Analogy of Blood.” It uses sociology of religion to show why evolution’s detractors tend to use the language of blood – as well as why its defenders should reclaim the same language. The summer award from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow him to finish “Thomas Aquinas on the Supreme Court: Race, Gender, and the Failure of Natural Law in His Biblical Commentaries.”