Junior fellows in the Marty Center are PhD candidates in the advanced stages of dissertation work, selected by application from the various areas of study within the Divinity School, as well as from the humanities and social sciences divisions in the University of Chicago.

Junior fellows are expected to situate their research within a broader cultural frame of reference, bringing their perspectives to bear on religious questions facing the wider public. They do this in three ways:

  1. By participating in the interdisciplinary Marty Seminar, in which they present their work and critically discuss the presentations of other fellows;
  2. By designing and teaching a course in an institution of higher learning in the Chicago area; and
  3. In an end-of-year forum, in which they present their research to public interlocutors.

Junior fellows are appointed for a full academic year and receive a living stipend. All questions should be directed to Faculty Co-Directors Alireza Mohammadi Doostdar and Curtis Evans. Applications are found here.

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