Sarah Atkinson is the recipient of a splendid award that will go toward supporting her dissertation research for next year.
“The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.
P.E.O. Scholars have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study, having assumed leadership positions in university academics, scientific research, medicine, law, performing arts, international economics, history, literature, government and other demanding fields.”
This richly deserved acknowledgement of Sarah’s achievements comes at a time of increased concern about the future of the humanities, and we should take it as a sign that what we’re doing is in fact being recognized, and celebrated, nonostante tutto.