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English Ph.D. alumnus Jay David Miller awarded ACLS fellowship to explore how Quaker rhetoric addressed injustice in early America

Author: Carrie Gates

Jay David Miller, who received his Ph.D. in English from Notre Dame in spring 2020, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for his project, Quaker Jeremiad. Miller, currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, focuses his research on early American literature. His dissertation traces the development of Quaker rhetoric on agrarian labor and justice, examining the ways that rhetoric shifts from the beginnings of the Quaker movement in 17th-century England as it moves across the Atlantic and confronts agrarian issues like enslavement and indigenous dispossession.

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Research Theme for AY 2020-2021: Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Author: Stephanie Hasse

Beginning with this academic year, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts will conduct yearly grant competitions that focus on particular research themes of timely importance to society.  We are pleased to announce that the inaugural theme for AY 2020-2021 is Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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