Joel Iliff

PhD Student (expected 2019)
Advisor: T. Michael Parrish
Research Interests: My current work explores transatlantic intellectualand religious networks between the U.S. South and Germany in the nineteenth century. I’m also interested inthe history of higher education, the modern Middle East, and American Orientalism.
Education: B.A. in History and Classics, University of South Carolina; M.Div., Yale University Divinity School
Awards/Fellowships: D. M. Edwards Library Fellowship, Baylor University, 2016; Guittard Fellowship, Baylor University, 2015–16; Harriett Jackson Ely Prize, Yale Divinity School, 2014; Stipendium, Baden-Württemberg Foundation, 2014; Harry Baker Adams Scholarship, Yale Divinity School, 2012–15; Irving F. Belser Award, University of South Carolina, 2012; Honors Fellowship, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011–12; Phi Beta Kappa, University of South Carolina, 2011; Magellan Research Fellowship, University of South Carolina, 2010–11
Miscellaneous: I serve as a board member for a non-profit foundation that supports education in the humanities and debate in South Carolina.