The Department of Religious Studies together with Deborah Pettry have created the Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship in the Study of American Religions to honor one of the Department’s most beloved teachers.
What is the Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship?
The Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship in the Study of American Religions provides research support to religious studies graduate students doing excellent work on religion in the Americas. Each year the Fellowship may award up to two fellowships, in the fall and/or spring semester, of approximately $1,000 each to graduate students presenting their research at an academic conference or traveling to an archive or other research site for a clearly defined purpose during the upcoming academic year or following summer. Graduate students may apply as directed by the DGS.
Who are Devonia and Steve Stein?
Devonia and Steve Stein moved to Bloomington in 1970, when Steve joined the Department of Religious Studies as one of its first junior faculty members, after receiving a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Yale University. In thirty-five years at IU, Steve became one of the university’s most distinguished professors—a reputation officially recognized in 1995, when he was awarded a Chancellor’s Professorship in Teaching and Research and Indiana University's Tracy M. Sonneborn Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.