Sarah Dees awarded 2022-23 American Fellowship


Sarah Dees, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, has been awarded a 2022-23 American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). During her fellowship, Dees plans to finish her book and begin work on a second project.

AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education. Over the past 134 years, it has provided more than $135 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 women from 150 countries. AAUW is proud to be one of the nation’s largest educational funders for women of color.

“We are thrilled to be able to increase our support to so many deserving women,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our fellows and grantees have changed the face of leadership nationally and globally for over a century, and we know that this year’s awardees will continue to make significant contributions to their fields and society.”

American Fellowships, AAUW’s largest funding program, began in 1888, making them one of the world’s oldest and most competitive fellowship programs exclusively for women. These fellowships support scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research or finishing research for publication.