SNU Graduate Wins the "Mellon Dissertation Fellowship" Award

SNU Graduate Wins the "Mellon Dissertation Fellowship" Award

     Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Alumna Lindsay Moore (’01) was recently awarded a $25,000 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship.  The award was announced in Washington D.C., where she is completing doctoral studies in British History at George Washington University. 

Notifying Lindsay of the award, Amy Lucko of the Council on Library and Information Resources said, “I am delighted to let you know that you have been selected to receive a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities in Original Sources. You are one of 16 fellows selected for 2009 from a total of 378 applicants.  We had a very competitive field this year.  Your proposal elicited great enthusiasm among our selection committee, and they join me in wishing you the very best.” 

Lindsay’s doctoral research in British history has been done in part in Chelmsford and London, England, and at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.  Her dissertation title is "Women at Law in the English Atlantic World, 1630-1700."  Her research reveals that women in England and the English colonies in Massachusetts and Maryland used litigation to secure their own self-interest in legal disputes over property, debt collection, and even in criminal trials, despite the common notion that women had few legal rights prior to the twentieth century. 

With the announcement of the news, Moore said, “I'm thrilled (and surprised!) to receive the Mellon Fellowship this year. The grant will allow me to complete my dissertation research in England and the United States over the next several months, and will accelerate my progress toward completion of the PhD.  Special thanks to Pam Bracken and Gwen Hackler for sparking my interest in British history and literature during my days at SNU."

Lindsay is the daughter of SNU School of Music professor and past chair, Dr. Phil Moore and his wife, Donna.  She and her husband, SNU graduate Ken Marshall (’01) moved to Washington in 2004 for both to pursue graduate work in the D.C. area.  Ken is in the MD/PhD program at Georgetown University.  He completed his PhD course work in Philosophy and Bioethics in 2006, and is currently in his third year of medical school. He expects to begin residency in 2010. He was also an intern at the President's Council on Bioethics in 2007.  Ken, originally from Longview, Texas, also comes from a family with an SNU legacy, each of his sisters having attended or graduated from SNU.