FARMS recently awarded Nibley Fellowships to 16 promising scholars who are pursuing advanced degrees in fields ranging from the study of relevant ancient languages, biblical studies, and early Christian thought to classical studies, literary studies, and anthropology.
Named in honor of Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley, the Nibley Fellowship program is devoted to fostering the next generation of scholars who will contribute to the growth of faithful research and scholarship on Restoration scripturesthe Book of Mormon, the Book of Abraham, and other ancient scriptures.
To this end, FARMS awards several fellowships each year to students pursuing M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in accredited programs at universities throughout the United States and abroad.
Page 6 contains a list of this year's Nibley fellows, identified by name, field of study, university, year in program, and expected degree.
Stephen M. Bay, Classical Philology, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana, 4th year Ph.D.; Jessica C. Child, Classic Maya Civilization, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany, 2nd year Ph.D.; D. Morgan Davis, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Middle East Center, University of Utah, 3rd year Ph.D.; Melissa P. Halverson, Hebrew and Greek, Department of Religious Studies, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, 3rd year M.A.; Kerry Muhlestein, Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, 3rd year Ph.D.; Boyd Petersen, Bible as Literature, Department of Languages and Literature, University of Utah, 3rd year Ph.D.; Aaron Schade, Egyptology, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 3rd year M.A.; John S. Thompson, Egyptology, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 3rd year Ph.D.
Sharon Adams, Early Christian Thought, Department of Religion, Iliff School of Theology, 2nd year M.A.; Daniel Belnap, Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic Writings, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Chicago, 1st year Ph.D.; David M. Calabro, Hebrew Bible, Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University, 1st year M.A.; Cory Crawford, Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1st year M.A.; Robert Garrett, New Testament, Department of Biblical Theology, Loyola University of Chicago, 2nd year M.A.; Ronan J. Head, Cuneiform Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 1st year M.A.; Kerry Hull, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 3rd year Ph.D.; Jo Ann H. Seely, Hebrew, Rothberg School, The Hebrew University at Jerusalem, 1st year Advanced Graduate Studies.