John Holt ’70

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

From a pool over nearly 3,000 proposals, John Holt ’70 and 177 other scholars and artists have been selected to receive fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation. Holt’s fellowship will allow him to research and write about Buddhist/Muslim tensions in Sri Lanka and Burma. Holt has written or edited 11 books and scores of articles about the religious cultures of South and Southeast Asia and is the William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College, where he has taught since 1978. He founded the Inter-collegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program in 1982, a study away consortium that Gustavus joined this past year. He has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and has been named University of Chicago Divinity School Alumnus of the Year (2007).

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