Figge Fellows

In the 2009-2010 academic year, the Woodstock Theological Center launched its newest initiative, the John & Pat Figge Woodstock Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship. These Fellowships give several Georgetown undergraduates an opportunity to do “theological reflection on the human problems of today.” Now, the Figge Fellows have a new home in the Catholic Studies Program at Georgetown University, where they will continue to develop a new lens and methodology with which to approach their studies and life experiences.

Figge Fellows are selected through a competitive process, with a goal of bringing together students from a variety of majors and religious traditions who display a high level of academic aptitude, and a strong interest in how theological reflection can be applied to current issues and problems. Each Fellow receives a $500 stipend for completion of the Fellowship.

Now in its seventh year, the Figge Fellowship program looks forward to opening up to another set of Fellows. The current Figge Fellows team, along with the Catholic Studies faculty and staff, are excited to welcome a new group of students into the Georgetown community.

The 2019-2020 Figge Fellowship application due date has passed.
 

Jesuit advisors: 

Drew Christiansen, S.J.
Leon Hooper, S.J.

2018-2019 Figge fellows:

Kelsey Yurek
Class of 2019
School: COL
Project Name:   A Universal Vocation

Marisa Putrasahan
Class of 2020
School: COL
Project Name: No Cure for Death: An Analysis of Modern Experiences of Medical Decision Making

Arin Chinnasathian
Class of 2022
School: SFS
Project Name: Rohingya Crisis: Theravada Buddhism and its role in Myanmar

Benjamin Brazzel
Class of 2019
School: SFS
Project Name: Religion and Conflict in Lebanon: A Case Study

Emma Bradley
Class of 2022
School: SFS
Project Name: Empowering Refugee Futures: A Biblical Christian Perspective and Human Theological Responses

Justin Potisit
Class of 2022
School: COL
Project Name: The Rise of The Young Atheist: The Theological Implications of The Internet on 21st Century US College Student Spirituality

Student assistants:

Jeremy Cohen
Christopher Dun