Alumna Receives NEH Public Scholar Grant

Sarah Dry '87 was one of thirty-six recipients of the inaugural 2015 Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The intended purpose of the grant is to promote the writing of "popular" scholarly books. 

Sarah’s project title was “Water World: How the Sciences of Water Went Global." The project has taken the shape of Sarah's forthcoming book (2017), The Circulation of Our World: Scientists and the Quest to Understand the Waters of the Globe, which tells the history of our global understanding of climate and water.  

Sarah has a Ph.D. from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Scholar, and she has held research positions at the London School of Economics and the Institute for Development Studies. 

Sarah was recently featured in a National Endowment for the Humanities Q&A.