Roy Baumeister, the Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology, received the Humboldt Research Award in 2015.
“This is a tremendous honor,” Baumeister said. “It’s also a great opportunity because Germany is one of the top four or five countries in the world in social psychology. There is a great group of creative, energetic researchers there doing work that overlaps with my research.”
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Associate Professor of Classics at the time of her award, won the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2013. The Humboldt Fellowship allowed Dr. Slaveva-Grifin to continue her research on the interaction between philosophy and medicine in late Antiquity. At the invitation of Prof. Dr. James Wilberding, she was at the Institute for Philosophy at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany for the 2013-14 academic year. The project studies the relationship between Neoplatonism and medicine in the period from the third to the sixth century CE.
Matthew Goff, Associate professor of Religion, was awarded a Humboldt fellowship in 2013 to research the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He served as a visiting professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University under the sponsorship of Loren Stuckenbruck in the department of Protestant Theology. His scholarship resulted in a book to be titled "When Giants Walked the Earth: Warriors, Cannibals and Other Primordial Creatures in Ancient Jewish Literature," currently under contract with German publisher Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. It will be published in English.
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