Lori Pearson awarded Harvard Divinity School residency

February 20, 2012
By Dee Menning, CFR

Lori PearsonLori Pearson, Associate Professor of Religion, has been awarded a research associate and visiting faculty residency for 2012-13, in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. Support of $58,000 in stipend and expenses for the book project “Sexuality and Social Order: Marianne Weber on Religion and Modernity” enables Professor Pearson to focus on Marianne Weber (wife of sociologist Max Weber) and explore the ways in which cultural and political debates about women’s rights informed early 20th-century theories of religion, social order, and secularization.

Along with Assistant Professor Kristin Bloomer, Associate Professor Pearson is the second Carleton faculty member to receive a fellowship from the Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program. The program chose five scholars from an international pool of candidates: two were from Carleton.