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June 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Loren Lybarger Receives National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship

January 18, 2013
Tim Smith

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a Fellowship to Dr. Loren Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics & World Religions, to support research on religion and identity among Palestinian immigrants in Chicago during the 2013-14 academic year.

This grant will allow Lybarger to complete the fieldwork and begin writing the draft of the book that he intends to write based on his research. Provisionally titled, “Secularism and the Religious Return among Palestinians in Chicago: The Transformation of Identity in Exile,” this book will offer a detailed ethnography of how second-generation immigrants from across the religious, social, and political spectra have reconfigured their identities in response to processes of religious return since the early 1990s.

Dr. Loren Lybarger

Dr. Loren Lybarger

A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend and an Ohio University Research Council grant have funded data collection since the inception of the research in summer 2010.

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