Rebecca Hankins Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

By Marketing and Communications | 04-22-2015

Rebecca Hankins, associate professor at Texas A&M University and librarian/curator at the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar. Hankins will attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Hankins will participate in an institute titled " American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics." The three-week program to be held at The George Washington University, Washington, DC is directed by Irene Oh and Sohail Hashmi.

“I hope the shared discussions will assist in developing educational resources, ideas, and scholarship as outcomes of the Institute, and I can serve as a model for Texas A&M Universities’ librarians interested in strengthening the profession in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum development, and research,” Hankins explained. “I share the Institute’s vision of advancing ideas and encouraging dialogue, within the library profession and institutionally, of a pluralistic United States of America,” she added.

The 25 participants selected nationwide will each receive a stipend of $2,700 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

The NEH is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

For more information: contact Charlene Clark, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.862.4233 or