John R. Bowen, Ph.D., the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a 2005 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corp. of New York.
Bowen, who also is chair and professor of Social Thought and Analysis in Arts & Sciences, is one of 16 scholars nationwide selected in this highly competitive fellowship program.
The scholars, who receive up to $100,000 each over a two-year period to pursue research, will all study themes focusing on Islam and the modern world.
The Carnegie Corp. is concentrating the scholars program on Islam over the next few years to encourage the development and expansion of the study of Islam within the United States, and to stimulate research on which to help build a body of thoughtful and original scholarship.
“John Bowen is the ideal recipient of the Carnegie award,” said Edward S. Macias, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor, dean of Arts & Sciences and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences. “His work on Islam today has received much acclaim from academic and general audiences.
“John is a talented, effective faculty leader, teacher and researcher, and I’m delighted at this latest recognition of his important work on Islam.”
A professor of anthropology and of Religious Studies, Bowen studies problems of pluralism, law and religion, and, in particular, contemporary efforts to rethink Islamic norms and law in Asia, North America and Europe.
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