Jacob Nerenberg Awarded JHI Graduate Fellowship

Jacob Nerenberg

Jacob Nerenberg, Jackman Graduate Fellow

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jacob Nerenberg! He is one of three Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellows in the Humanities for 2016-17, on the theme of Time, Rhythm, and Pace.

Temporalities of Circulation and Contested Theologies in Highlands West Papua

Jacob’s dissertation investigates the ways that religious rhythms inflect the politics of infrastructure in the highlands of West Papua. Global agencies sponsor infrastructure programs geared toward national autonomy, and in response, Christian leaders draw on millennial discourses to campaign for new projects. His analysis leads to a reformulation of political theology that proposes the notion of “theologistics” to address the ways that global demands for acceleration are entangled in oscillating temporalities of promise, threat, and transcendence.

The full announcement can be viewed at https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/announcement_GradFellows_16-17