Hunter Bandy '07 Awarded Liebmann Fellowship

Stacey Kutish

Hunter Bandy '07 Awarded Liebmann Fellowship

by Stacey Kutish
6/18/2009

Hunter Bandy '07

Hunter Bandy '07

Hunter Bandy '07 is one of just 10 people in the country this year to receive a Liebmann Fellowship. The award will support his graduate studies at Harvard University beginning this fall.

At Harvard, Bandy will pursue a Master of Arts program in Middle Eastern Studies, concentrating on classical Arabic, intellectual history, social history, and Islamic institutions in the modern and pre-modern periods. His interest in these topics developed while a Swarthmore student studying abroad in Syria and Lebanon; he also found support from Swarthmore's Islamic studies faculty. Since graduating, he has conducted independent research on the Middle East, including in Damascus, Syria, studying Hadith narration.

Liebmann Fellowship candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need, and plans to attend a designated college or university. The fellowship provides full tuition and a stipend of $18,000 per year for up to three years.