Get to Know Our 2015-2016 Class of Fellows!

2015-2016 Fellows – Brief Biographies and Photos



Laura E. Bland, University of Notre Dame
Graduate Student Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Unfriendly Skies: The Comet of 1680 in the Spanish and English Empires”



De Brasi

Diego De Brasi, University of Marburg, Germany
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“The Relation of Body, Mind and Soul in Lactantius’ De opificio Dei, Gregory of Nyssa’s De hominis opificio and Nemesios of Emesa’s De natura hominis




Bjarne Sode Funch, Roskilde University, Denmark
Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“An Existential-Phenomenological Study of Artistic Creativity”




Ilana Gershon, Indiana University
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Getting a Job in the Digital Age”




Kevin G. Grove, University of Cambridge, UK
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Memory and the Whole Christ: Augustine and the Psalms”




Tomáš Halík, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS (Fall 2015)
“Afternoon of Christianity: How Can Christian Monotheism Keep Its Identity in Global Pluralistic ‘Post-Secular’ Civilization?”




Lawrence O. Hall, University of South Florida
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (Fall 2015) and Melchor Visiting Professor of Engineering
“Mining ‘Big Data’ for Small and Impactful Nuggets”




David Bentley Hart, St. Louis University
Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Mind and Nature, Soul and Machine”




Mary M. Keys, University of Notre Dame
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (Spring 2016)
“Pride, Politics, and Philosophy: The City of God and Augustine’s Apologia for Humility”




Henrike Moll, University of Southern California
Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Towards a Transformative Account of Human Cognition”




Jaime M. Pensado, University of Notre Dame
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Catholic Youth in Cold War Mexico”




Aleta Quinn, University of Pittsburgh
Residential Fellow at the NDIAS (Fall 2015)
“Hypotheses and Inference in Biological Systematics”



Santa Ana

Otto Santa Ana, University of California Los Angeles
Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS (2015-2016)
“Toward Consilience in our Accounting of Human Laughter and Humor”





Originally published by Grant Osborn ’06, ’09M.F.A. at on June 10, 2015.