Texas Tech Professor Participates in Institute for Cooperation in the Middle East

Laura Calkins, director of the women’s studies program at Texas Tech University, was chosen to participate in a summer study program supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Laura Calkins, director of the women’s studies program at Texas Tech University, was chosen to participate in a summer study program supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Calkins will participate in the institute "Holy Land and Holy City in Classical Judaism, Christianity, and Islam." During the five-week program at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford University, college faculty will work towards inter-cultural understanding of the sources of change, competition, and cooperation in the Middle East.

"Selection for this program is both an honor and an opportunity," Calkins said. "I am very pleased to represent Texas Tech at this prestigious institute at Oxford University."

The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities held in the summer so teachers can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. Calkins will receive a $3,600 stipend to help defray travel, study and living expenses.

CONTACT: Laura Calkins, director, Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech, (806) 742-4335 or laura.calkins@ttu.edu.