Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

holmanSusan Holman, a senior writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. The award is presented by the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Holman is being honored for her book Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Holman Book“This is theology at ground level,” said award director Shannon Craigo-Snell. “Holman investigates specific events, people and situations to glean wisdom regarding both religion and global health. By the final chapter, she evokes an image of global humanity in which we all recognize that we are beholden to one another — both givers and receivers in inescapable interconnection.”

The award is one of five Grawemeyers given out annually by the University of Louisville. Each Grawemeyer Award comes with a $100,000 honorarium. The award will be presented this coming April in Louisville.

Dr. Holman is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she double majored in psychology and nutrition. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Tufts University in Boston and a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Holman earned her Ph.D. in religious studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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