Fellows-in-residence are clergy and laity who spend two weeks at the School of Theology for a time of reflection, recreation, study, and sharing in community. While there is no formal program, fellows are provided with faculty consultants, if they so desire, and opportunities to attend classes and other University events. The School welcomes two fellows-in-residence Feb. 13–24:
Awet Andemicael works at the intersection of music and theology, and is active both as a performer and a scholar. She has published essays in Worship, Anglican Theological Review, Pneuma, and The Christian Century, as well as in three edited anthologies, and has taught courses at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC) in Beni, DR Congo. She holds degrees from Harvard University, U.C. Irvine, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame, as well as a certificate from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. She spent a semester as an affiliate postgraduate student at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University, researching the themes of divine glory and human transformation in the political thought of second-century theologian Irenaeus of Lyons. During her time in Sewanee, Awet will be working on her dissertation, “Glory and Metamorphosis,” within a context of spiritual renewal and reflection.
For more information on Awet's work as a musician, visit her website: www.awetandemicael.com.
Most of Awet's published writings are available online at: https://independent.academia.edu/AwetAndemicael.
The Rev. Stewart Clem is a doctoral candidate in Christian ethics at the University of Notre Dame and assisting priest at St. Paul’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana. A native of Oklahoma, Clem has served in three dioceses and over a dozen churches, and his ministry reflects a deep commitment to catechesis and formation in the life of the church. His academic research draws on the works of Thomas Aquinas to address contemporary questions about the ethics of language. During his time in Sewanee he will be working on his dissertation, “Truth as a Virtue: A Thomistic Framework for the Ethics of Lying and Truth-telling,” which considers, among other things, what it means to live faithfully in a post-truth society.