English Professor Selected for Summer Scholar Program in Spain

May 28, 2015 - Dr. Jeffrey Scraba, associate professor of English at the University of Memphis, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions so that faculty can work collaboratively and study with experts in humanities disciplines each summer.

Scraba will participate in the institute "The Alhambra and Spain's Islamic Past." The four-week program will take place in Granada, Spain. The 25 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover their travel, study and living expenses.

This summer the topics for the 23 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers include "America and China: 150 Years of Aspirations and Encounters;" "American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics;" "Between Medieval and Modern: Philosophy from 1300 to 1700;" "Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement;" "Buddhist Southeast Asia;" "City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press;" "Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands;" "Slavery in the American Republic: From Constitution to Civil War;" and "Studies of Native American Histories and the Land."

The approximately 521 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach more than 91,175 American students the following year.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey