The American Council of Learned Societies recently announced the 2015 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Archaeology Doctoral candidate Megan Johanna Daniels was one of 70 scholars nationwide who will receive a $30,000 stipend for their final year of dissertation writing. There were over 1000 applicants in this highly competitive pool. The award includes an opportunity for scholars to attend a Mellon-sponsored seminar on preparing for the academic job market.
Megan's dissertation, entitled "The Queen of Heaven and a Goddess for All People: Religion, Cultural Evolution, and Social Development in Iron Age Greece" examines how societies use religion as an articulation of identity and sovereignty.