The American Examples Fellow is a second-year student in the MA program of the UA Department of Religious Studies who has successfully completed the Foundation in Public Humanities and Religious Studies course and demonstrated an aptitude and ability to do digital public humanities work. The fellow’s responsibilities include maintaining the AE website, assisting with planning and logistics for the three workshop meeting, and providing ongoing help and consultation for participants on digital public humanities projects.
The inaugural AE Fellow for the 2019-2020 year, Keeley is a second-year M.A. student in the Religion in Culture program at the University of Alabama. Her research looks broadly at the rhetorics of "interiority" that constitute a discourse of the "free individual" in American politics and law. Pursuing this interest, her thesis project, "Constructing Conscience," considers "religion" to be a socio-rhetorical tool of governance and authority in colonial New England. Following her graduation from the program in 2020, Keeley hopes to continue with doctoral education.