Religious Studies Alum Wins Award

Kiva Shiri Nice-Webb '11, a Religious Studies major and Honors Fellow, is the winner of the 2012 Albert Clark Award for the best essay in Religious Studies and Theology at the undergraduate level.

Her essay, “The Hybrid Saint: Reading the Lives of St. Brigid through a Postcolonial Lens,” was part of her Honors Thesis, which was mentored by Dr. Lynn Huber. The essay, which was blind reviewed, will appear in the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa in Fall 2013. Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for students of Religious Studies and Theology.

Nice-Webb is currently working and living in Chicago with the DOOR program, an urban ministry sponsored by the Mennonite Church.Within this program, she works with Sarah’s Inn developing domestic violence prevention programs for Chicago teens.