Jonathan Tan, Leading Scholar on Today’s Asian American Christianity, Receives Prestigious Grant

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Jonathan Tan, the Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies

Jonathan Tan, the Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, has been awarded the Louisville Institute‘s prestigious Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) award to support his project titled “Beyond Model Minority, Privilege, and Power: Rethinking and Transforming Asian American Theologies.”

The SGR grant is Tan’s second award from the Louisville Institute; in 2005, he received the institute’s First Book Grant for Scholars of Color for “Introducing Asian American Theologies” (2008), which remains the principal definitive one-volume work on Asian American Theologies today.

The SGR award will enable Tan, who is one of the leading scholars working on Asian American Christianity today, to work on a sequel that seeks to address key theoretical and methodological issues in contemporary Asian American Theologies that have been raised since the publication of his first book.

Funded by the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute awards grants and fellowships that seek to advance scholarship and research on North American religious institutions and practices, with the goal of strengthening church, academy and wider society. Congratulations, Professor Tan!