Posted: December 17, 2015
Tell us the first thing you did when you learned you received an NEH Public Scholar grant.
It was the day before my niece’s wedding and I was sitting around with my cousin from California. I opened my email and there was a query from someone at Inside Higher Ed saying she’d like to talk to me—somehow I got her email before I got the one from NEH. I looked at my cousin and said, “I think I just got a grant!”