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Posted on December 7th, 2022 in Award, Community Engagement, Events, Research by Carrie E. Foote
Dr Edward Curtis, Religious Studies

Muslims of the heartland book coverDr. Edward Curtis is one of eight Indiana University faculty members who have been awarded the inaugural IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Fellowship in 2022. The program aims to accelerate and amplify the work of outstanding IU faculty poised to become national and international leaders in their fields. Each recipient will receive $50,000 in funding to support their research or creative project, participate in professional development and collaborate with other faculty.

Curtis’ fellowship will support his work in Arab American and Muslim American history. In 2022, he saw the debut of his first full-length documentary film, “Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History” on every PBS station in Indiana, and published two books: “Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest” (NYU Press) and “Arab Indianapolis” (Belt).

Learn more about Dr. Curtis and his research here.