Current Fellows


Abigail Gomulkiewicz - History

BA University of St Andrews and College of William & Mary
MPhil University of Cambridge
PhD University of Cambridge

Dissertation: The Value of Dress in the Cecil Household (c.1550-1612)


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Amanda Ruud - English Literature

BA Biola University
MA University of Connecticut
PhD University of Southern California

Dissertation: Shakespeare’s Speaking Pictures


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2022-2024 Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Torbeck - Theology

BA Greenville University
MA Aquinas Institute of Theology
PhD Loyola University Chicago

Dissertation: “Turn Not Thine Eyes: Holy Faces and Saving Gazes in Mystical and Liberation Theologies”


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Noteworthy News

November Lilly Network Update

The Current Lilly Network Update for November 2023 is now available. Click here.

Announcing the winner of the 2023 Lilly Network Book Award

The Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce Willie James Jennings' After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging as its 2023 Book Award Winner. For more information and to see a complete list of finalists, click here.

Call for applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty are due November 15. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.