2023 Luce-AAR Advancing Public Scholarship Grant Winners

With funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Luce-AAR Advancing Public Scholarship Grant program provides grants to support scholars of religion who are working to engage publics in innovative ways, through projects designed for presentation in public spaces and outreach through publicly accessible sites.

Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients!

Mae Cannon, Churches for Middle East Peace
Collaborator: Jennifer Maidrand, Drew University and Churches for Middle East Peace

Equipping Young Leaders: The Next Generation of Peacebuilders in Israel/Palestine

Buki Fatona, University Of Oxford, UK

Phil-Sci-Theo: a docuseries exploring topics in the intersect of philosophy of science and religion

Tuve Floden, Independent Scholar

Interviewing Religion: Bringing Scholars of Middle Eastern Religions to New Audiences 

Sawyer French, University of Chicago
Amrina Rosyada, Northwestern University
Ali Ilham Almujaddidy, Gadjah Mada University
Afifur Rochman Sya’rani, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University
Dian Adi Marianto, Indonesian Art Institute
Eliesta Handitya, Independent Researcher

The Suryakanta: An Indonesian-Language Review of Books

Andrew Housiaux, Phillips Academy Andover 
Collaborators: Chenxing Han, Independent Scholar

Listening to the Buddhists in our Backyard

Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Georgetown University

Writing Shia Ismaili Muslim Women into Community History

Heather Mellquist Lehto, Harvard Divinity School

Children’s Picture Books for Religious and Cross-Cultural Understanding

Younus Mirza, Georgetown University and Shenandoah University

The Islamic Mary: Maryam through the Centuries

Kristian Petersen, Old Dominion University

Muslim Cinema Chronicles

Elinor Pierce, Harvard University

Documentary Research and Production: A Bridge Over Hell’s Creek

Dennis Saavedra Carquin-Hamichand, University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology

Can Embracing Hopelessness Lead to Suicide Prevention?

Dheepa Sundaram, University of Denver

Hindutva Explained: Creating public-facing digital materials for teaching about Hindu

Jayne Wilcox, Independent Scholar
Kim Chung Hu, Grace Covenant Church
Kris Anne Swartley, Doylestown Mennonite Church
Jennifer Johnson, Johnson University

SHEcclesiology -- Girls Talking Church Podcast: Advocating for Women as Public Theologians