Scott named a 2016 Newcombe Fellow

Amanda Scott, a doctoral candidate in history in Arts & Sciences, is one of 20 winners of the 2016 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Amanda Scott

The yearlong, $25,000 award is among the nation’s most prestigious for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences, with a specific emphasis on questions concerning ethical and religious values. Scott’s dissertation, titled “The Basque Seroras: Local Religion, Power and Gender in Northern Iberia, 1550-1800,” examines the role of women in mediating compromise and implementing religious reform in the early modern Basque Country and Navarre.

The Newcombe Fellowships are organized by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, with funding from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation. Since its founding in 1981, the fellowship has supported more than 1,100 doctoral candidates, many of whom have become leaders in their fields.

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