Annual Meeting Travel Grants

Past and Current Winners

Every year, the AAR awards travel grants of $500 each and complimentary registration to that year's Annual Meeting to members who demonstrate both financial need and a desire to participate in the Annual Meeting. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Special consideration will be given to applicants from underrepresented minorities. 

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Annual Meeting Travel Grant Winners

2021 Winners

Delbar Khakzad, The University of Toronto
Okelloh Ogera, St. Paul's University
Danoye Oguntola-Laguda, Lagos State University
Amy Fallas, University of California, Santa Barbara
Timothy Gutmann, University of Chicago
Wietske Merison, Utrecht, Netherlands
Steven Vose, Denver, Colorado
Donohon Abdugafurova, Emory University
Susannah Crockford, Flagstaff, Arizona
ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir, University of California, Santa Barbara
Luke Lee, GETS Theological Seminary
Carlos Manrique, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Kimberly Diaz, University of California, Riverside
Samira Musleh, University of Minnesota
Craig Tichelkamp, Stonehill College
Dodeye Williams, University of Calabar
Liying Xu, Arizona State University
Samira I. Ibrahim, South Holland, Netherlands
Warren Lattimore, Duke University
Nathan Fleeson, University of Georgia
Renan dos Santos, University of São Paulo
Ralph Craig III, Stanford University
Thomas Newhall, University of California
Felicity Apaah, University of Ghana
Kai Shmushko, Tel Aviv University
Marilyn Batchelor, Claremont Graduate University
Courtney Applewhite, University of California, Santa Barbara
Skyler Keiter-Massefski, Yale University


2020 Winners

Ian Straker, Brooklyn, New York
James Kwateng-Yeboah, Queen's University
Matthew Harris, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chris Miller, University of Waterloo
Darcy Metcalfe, University of Iowa
William Boyce, University of Virginia
Emily Stratton, Indiana University
Anna Golovkova, Cornell University
Nicolo Sassi, Indiana University, Bloomington
Teng-Kuan Ng, Georgetown University
Quan Li, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Jeremy Saul, Mahidol University
Sara Williams, Emory University
Rahimjon Abdugafurov, Snellville, Georgia
Siti Sarah Muwahidah, Emory University
Easten Law, Georgetown University
Rory Misiewicz, Eastern University
Loumia Ferhat, American University of Beirut 
Bee Scherer, INCISE
Hillary Lenfesty, Arizona State University
Timothy Gutmann, Chicago, Illinois
Daniel Murray, McGill University
Renan dos Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Junehee Yoon, Drew University
Junius Johnson, Waco, Texas


2019 Winners

Lilith Acadia, Trinity College Dublin
Shuaib Ally, University of Toronto
Elyse Ambrose, Drew University
Mark Balmforth, Columbia Universit
Emily Bennett, Bellevue University and Central Community College
Carleigh Beriont, Harvard University
Cherice Bock, George Fox University
Jean Derricotte-Murphy, Chicago Theological Seminary
Justine Ellis, University of Oxford
Cora Gaebel, University of Cologne
Ahmad Greene-Hayes, Princeton University
Mohamed Hassan, Temple University
Daniel Heifetz, Lewisburg, PA
Basit Iqbal, University of California, Berkeley
Kim Lam, Deakin University
Minji Lee, Reunion Institute
Jue Liang, University of Virginia
Emily Mace, Lake Forest, IL
Michael Naparstek, University of Wisconsin
Amanda Nichols, University of Florida
Dimitry Okropiridze, Heidelberg University
Prea Persaud, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Zachary Purvis, University of Gottingen
Rachel Schneider, Rice University
Wonchul Shin, Columbia Theological Seminary
Jason Steidl, Saint Joseph’s College
Ana Suarez, Catholic University of Argentina
Saran Suebsantiwongse, Cambridge University
Becca Whitla, Emmanuel College and Toronto School of Theology
Syed Zaidi, Emory University


2018 Winners

Justice Anquandah Arthur, Pentecost University College
Tom Berendt, Temple University
Joel Bordeaux, Stony Brook University
Chelsea Carskaddon, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Kate DeConinck, University of San Diego
Lynna Dhanani, Yale University
Israel Dominguez, University of North Carolina
Matthew Dougherty, Ryerson University
Patrick D'Silva, University of North Carolina
Timothy Gallati, Harvard University
Katie Givens Kime, University of Bern
Lauren Guerra, University of California, Los Angeles
Mallory Hennigar, Syracuse University
Jessica Johnson, University of Washington
Sara Kamali, University of Oxford
Simranjit Khalsa, Rice University
Kit Kirkland, Clark Lake, MI
Candace Laughinghouse, Chicago Theological Seminary
Oscar Malande, Friends Theological College
Michael McLaughlin, Florida State University
Debrasee Palit, University of Calcutta
Unnata Pragya, SOAS, University of London
Tyler Tully, University of Oxford
Jakub Urbaniak, St Augustine College of South Africa
Alana Vincent, University of Chester
Wendy Wiseman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Funlayo Wood, African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association
JungJa (Joy) Yu, Claremont Graduate University


2017 Winners

Elizabeth Anderson, Episcopal Divinity School
Torang Asadi, Duke University
Isa Babur, Igdir University, Turkey
Alease Brown, Stellenbosch University
Stephanie Budwey, Kirchliche Hochschule, Wuppertal, Germany
Jessica Couch, University of Georgia
Laurens de Rooij, University of Cape Town
Marco Derks, Utrecht University
Martin Ganeri, University of London, University of Oxford
Gary Gardiner, University of the West Indies
Enoch Gbadegesin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Jeremy Guida, Santa Barbara, CA
Steven Harris, Hamilton, Ontario
Ally Kern, Claremont School of Theology
Minji Lee, Rice University
Jingjing Li, McGill University
Sarah MacDonald, Emory University
Baiju Markose, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Robert Overy-Brown, Claremont Graduate University
Jesse Perillo, DePaul University/Central Michigan University
Jyoti Raghu, University of Oxford
Anne Read, University of Waterloo
Matthew Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Rachael Shillitoe, University of Worcester
Kris Trujillo, University of California, Berkeley
Jason Winslade, DePaul University
Stephanie Yuhas, Naropa University


2016 Winners

Sophia Arjana, Boulder, CO
Hunter Bandy, Duke University
Sravana Borkatakay-Varma, Rice University
Stephanie Corigliano, Humboldt State University
Sara Fretheim, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Aaron Ghiloni, Trinity College, Queensland
Joel Gruber, University of San Diego
Shekhar Hattangadi, Mumbai, India
Claire Hein Blanton, University of Aberdeen
Hyekyung Jee, Yonsei University
Malene Johnson, Chicago Theological Seminary
Kendrick Kemp, Union Theological Seminary
Jon Kershner, Lancaster University
Wanjoong Kim, Graduate Theological Union
Cory May, University of Aberdeen
Laura McTighe, Columbia University
Dan Moseson, Syracuse University
Aldea Mulhern, University of Toronto
Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, University of Johannesburg
Genevieve Nrenzah, Kumasi, Ghana
Matt Sheedy, University of Manitoba
Michael Sohn, Cleveland State University
Jared Vazquez, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
Nargis Virani, Graduate Theological Union
Tobias Zuern, University of Wisconsin


2015 Winners

Dean Accardi, Connecticut College
Dustin Atlas, Al Quds Bard
Arun Brahmbhatt, University of Toronto
Marie Cartier, California State University, Northridge
Kin Cheung, Temple University
Elissa Cutter, Saint Louis University
Justin Doran, University of Texas
Christopher Duncanson-Hales, University of Sudbury, Laurentian University
Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
Jan Holton, New Haven, CT
Alexander Hwang, Saint Leo University
Ren Ito, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
Andriette Jordan-Fields, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
Brendan McInerny, Fordham University
Candace Mixon, University of North Carolina
Preston Parsons, University of Cambridge
Lilly Phiri, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Daniel Rober, Fordham University
Sarah Robinson, Claremont Graduate University
Lara Schubert, Claremont Graduate University
Emily Sigalow, Brandeis University
Angeline Song, Laidlaw College, New Zealand
Justin Stein, University of Toronto
Jennifer Wade, Boston College
Tamar Wasoian, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary