Research at Sewanee

Professor of Art and Photographer Pradip Malde awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship

The fellowship will allow him to prepare a photography book about loss and sacrifice and female genital cutting. [April, 2018] 


Research Assistant Professor of Biology Thea Edwards awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

The fellowship will support education and research collaborations at Rhodes University. [July, 2018]


Sewanee Headwaters Initiative to launch this summer due to support from Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

The grant will allow funding for faculty water research projects, new internships for Sewanee students, outreach activities with water quality focus, and the hiring of a water research technician. [March, 2018] 


Assistant Professor of Music Jessica Usherwood named to NATS Emerging Leader Awards

The National Award of Teachers of Singing will fund the professors' attendance at a NATS national conference and invites her to present at a NATS regional conference. [March, 2018]


Professor Evan Joslin of the Chemistry Department awarded an American Chemical Society Grant

The award will fund two chemistry students' independent research related to petroleum and fossil fuels over two summers and allow students to present their research. [February, 2018]  


Rev. William Brosend and Dr. Paul Holloway are professors at the School of Theology and have recently published books

Brosend's book is named The Homilectical Question: An Introduction to Liturgical Preaching and Holloway's book is Philippians: A Critical and Historical Commentary. [January, 2018] 


Politics Professor Amy Patterson received a grant funded by the Templeton Foundation from the Global Religion Research Initiative at Notre Dame University

Prof. Patterson will study how churches shape citizens norms and youth behavior in Africa. It is a 2 year grant incluiding collaboration with two political scientists and three African social scientists. [January, 2018] 


Associate Professor Matthew Irvin of Medieval Studies wins the John Hurt Fisher Award

The award from the John Gower Society was given for his book, The Poetic Voices of John Gower: Politics and Personae in the Confessio Amantis. [September 2017] 


Professor of Biology Dr. Jon Evans receives grant from the Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Funds from the grant will support the Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellowship Program. [August, 2017] 


Professor Richard O'Connor of Anthropology Department releases new book: The Dance of Nurture

His book is about how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices. [July, 2017]


Associate Professor of Classics Stephanie McCarter publishes article on Women's Handicraft Throughout History

Her article, From Penelope to Pussyhats, the Ancient Origins of Feminist Crativism, was published online at the Literary Hub. [June 2017]