Lilly Postdoctoral Fellows
2012-2014 Lilly Fellows
David Clark George David Clark holds a BA in English from Union University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in English/Creative Writing from Texas Tech University. His dissertation, Reveille, centers on a series of morning songs addressed to a sleeper on the cusp of waking. His scholarly interests include modernist poetry, the intersection of poetry and theology, and contemporary poetry in translation.
Anna Stewart Anna Stewart graduated summa cum laude from the honors college at the University of South Carolina, with a BA in English and Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in English in 2012 from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned her MA. Her dissertation, “Beyond Obsolescence: The Reconstruction of Abolitionist Texts,” analyzes abolitionist writings. Stewart’s teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between literature, contemporary political debates, and communities of readers as well as on how notions of race, gender, and citizenship developed in a culture of reform.
2013-2015 Lilly Fellows
Ian Claussen Ian Clausen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with a B.A. in English and religious studies. He was awarded the British Marshall scholarship for postgraduate education at the University of Edinburgh, where he received a Masters in Theology, and is currently completing his PhD in Theology and Ethics. His thesis, “The Weight of Love in St. Augustine,” explores themes of moral theology and psychology in the thought of the Bishop of Hippo, giving particular attention to Augustine’s Christian philosophy of education. Clausen’s teaching and research interests span all aspects of Augustine’s thought and legacy, as well as contemporary ethical challenges related to technology, politics, and communications.
Michael Cover Michael Benjamin Cover holds an A.B. in the Classics from Harvard University, an M.St. in Greek Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and is completing his Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation, “Lifting the Veil: 2 Corinthians 3:7–18 in Light of Jewish Homiletic and Commentary Traditions” offers a new reading of Paul’s midrash on Exodus 34 through extensive comparison of this passage with the exegesis and thought of Paul’s Hellenistic Jewish contemporary, Philo of Alexandria. His research and teaching interests include Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism, contextual readings of Pauline theology, the historical Jesus, second-century Christianity, and the Alexandrian and Cappadocian Fathers.
Katherine Kennedy Steiner Katherine Kennedy Steiner holds a BMus from Wheaton College and an MAR in Liturgical Studies from Yale Divinity School. She is completing her PhD in musicology at Princeton University and is a research visitor in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation, “Polyphony and Liturgy for the Céli Dé of Medieval St Andrews” is a bibliographic and liturgical examination of a collection of polyphonic music for the mass and office. In it she uncovers the political and ideological struggles between the clergy at the cathedral of St Andrews, expressed in the new and rare liturgical music gathered for the bishop’s clerks. Steiner’s research interests extend from medieval music and liturgy to film music, including multimedia, ritual, and communal practice.

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