Lerone Martin awarded NEH fellowship

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Lerone A. Martin, associate professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Martin will receive $50,400 to support “J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI, Religion, and National Security in American History, 1935–72.” Currently under contract to Princeton University Press, the book will investigate the complex relationship between religious institutions and the FBI under Hoover’s directorship.

He is among 74 scholars from across the United States to receive NEH fellowships, which were announced Dec. 12, 2017. In all, the NEH awarded $12.8 million to support 253 humanities projects. For more information about the NEH and a full list of grants, visit