October 4, 2021

Description of the Awards:

2021 AAR Book Awards

The American Academy of Religion is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion, the Best First Book in the History of Religions, and the Religion and the Arts Book Award.

This annual competition recognizes new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. The awards honor books of distinctive originality, intelligence, and creativity, and these titles affect decisively how religion is examined, understood, and interpreted. Congratulations to the winners!

September 17, 2021

Immersive Global Middle Ages has been awarded an NEH Institute of Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities, which will go towards funding a seminar run by Dorothy, set for January 2023. Dorothy also has received a sub-award from the Mellon Foundation from a 3.5 million grant for Race Before Race. She will be running a 3-year Public Social Media program at Brandeis to train fellows in working with premodern critical race studies on short-form digital media.


June 7, 2021

First paragraph of Alexa Criscitiello's news article:

"Tony Award-winning theatre producer Daryl Roth and playwright Theresa Rebeck (both Co-Chairs of the LPTW Advisory Council) will introduce the 2021 Theatre Women Awards Virtual Gala and speak about their hopes for the future of the industry, as live theatre returns. The event will be presented virtually by the League of Professional Theatre Women on Monday, June 7 at 7pm," (

Ramie Targoff Receives the John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication

April 8, 2021

Ramie Targoff's essay, “Marriage and Sacrifice: the poetics of the Epithalamia,” has been chosen to receive a Distinguished Publication Award for 2019. The judges cited her essay for its insightfulness and were pleased to rank it among the most notable works on Donne during the past decade.