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Dr. Erin Snider Named a 2018 Arts & Humanities Fellow

May 04, 2018

Erin Snider

Dr. Erin Snider

Dr. Erin Snider, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service, was one of six Texas A&M University faculty members recently named 2018 Arts & Humanities Fellows. Each fellowship includes a three-year grant of $15,000 to support a scholarly or creative project. Snider joins an elite company of twenty-three fellows who have been honored since the program’s creation in 2015.

Arts & Humanities Fellows are selected by a peer review based on merit and originality, professional qualifications, clarity, benefit to the public, and quality of the overall presentation. All Texas A&M faculty who engage in scholarship in the humanities or in creative work in the arts are eligible to apply.

During the presentation of the fellowships, Texas A&M Vice President for Research Mark A. Barteau said, “While it is sometimes easy to be dazzled by the products of science and technology, we must never forget that the arts and humanities are the lifeblood of civilization.  With the support of these fellowships, scholars at Texas A&M will continue to advance the visibility and vibrancy of research here in the arts and humanities.”

Snider will use her fellowship to support research in the Middle East and contribute to a new book project examining the political economy of the Arab Spring, “Engineering Transition: The Political Economy of Aid and Security in the New Middle East.”

Dr. Frank Ashley, Executive Associate Dean of the Bush School, said he was delighted by Dr. Snider’s selection for this prestigious fellowship.

“It is a real honor for Dr. Snider to be chosen to represent the Bush School’s strong commitment to meaningful and important scholarly research. Her work represents the kind of academic rigor and research conducted at the Bush School, which has an impact on real-world policy,” Ashley added.