Postdoctoral Fellow Ronit Stahl Earns Dissertation Prize

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Ronit Stahl, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, has earned the Arthur Fondiler Dissertation Prize for the Best Dissertation in History in 2014 from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, “God, War, and Politics: The American Military Chaplaincy and the Making of a Multireligious Nation,” reveals how the modern American state wielded power over and through religion, transforming the spiritual landscape of American society, as well as using faith to support military and foreign policy goals.