Professor Ryan Hanley was awarded the 2014 Way Klingler Fellowship in the Humanities.
The inauguration of Pope Francis and his subsequent teachings have focused on inclusion and introspection, asking the question, what is the role of the Catholic church in the world today? What obligations do we have to citizens of an increasingly complex political and economic climate?
Prof. Hanley believes that some of answers to these questions lie in the teachings of François Fénelon, a French Roman Catholic philosopher and writer. He plans to use his Fellowship award - $20,000 annually for three years - to research and publish the first English-language book on Fénelon.