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CAS professor awarded research fellowship
[03.18.2014]

TAMPA, Fla. - An associate professor from the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a research fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation to reside in Mainz, Germany at the Leibniz Institute of European History.

Michael DeJonge, Ph.D. has been awarded a research fellowship to work on his research: Reading Luther against Hitler: Bonhoeffer’s return to ‘the true Luther’ at the Leibniz Institute of European History for 11 months. The subject of his research project is 20th century, German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s intellectual relationship to Martin Luther.

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) is a research institution focused on the foundations of Europe in early modern times. Research is conducted on different movements and religious traditions that have shaped Europe’s characteristics, culture and geography. The IEG offers fellowships to researchers like DeJonge so they can pursue their individual research projects while networking internationally with other researchers.

“I’m very grateful to both the Volkswagen Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding my stay there,” DeJonge said.

DeJonge is an associate professor and graduate director in the Department of Religious Studies. He has written several works on religious studies as well as two major publications about Bonhoeffer. In addition, DeJonge is a board member of both the International Bonhoeffer Society and the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Yearbook.

DeJonge earned his degree in religion at Emory University and completed doctoral work at the Freie Universität in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He was also a part of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies.

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