UTK Medieval Scholar Becomes MacArthur Fellow

Jay Rubenstein, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has received a MacArthur Fellows grant to pursue further research projects and instruction into the history of the medieval period.

The MacArthur Fellowship is an unrestricted grant in the amount of US$500 thousand. Rubenstein has not decided yet how he will use the grant, but his current work includes research for an upcoming book on the First Crusade.