Incoming MA Student Awarded National Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Keeley McMurray, who will be starting our M.A. this Fall, has been awarded a National Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship by the University of Alabama.

Keeley will graduate from the University of Alabama in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and English. Though her curiosities in the study of religion are broad and still growing, she is currently studying the rhetorical utility of the idea of “sincerely held beliefs” in contemporary American politics and law; she aims for this project to expand into a study of “conscience” in the history of tolerance and secularization. She will be working with Prof. Altman¬†as her supervisor.

The highly competitive fellowship that Keeley has been awarded, for which she was nominated by the department, is open to in-state students from across all disciplines on campus; it is given to approximately 30 students annually and the funds for these awards are generated through the state of Alabama’s customized UA license tag — learn more here.