Undergraduate Fellow Shane Patrick '24 Awarded Barry Scholarship

April 29, 2024
Shane Patrick

Undergraduate Fellow Shane Patrick '24 has been awarded the John and Daria Barry Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship provides full funding for a minimum of two years of study, including full tuition, a generous living stipend, and yearly stipends for research and travel. An initiative of the Canterbury Institute, the award is generously funded by the John and Daria Barry Foundation.

Shane will graduate from Princeton with a Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies and certificates in Medieval Studies, Hellenic Studies, Latin, and Arabic. In addition to his involvement with the Madison Program, he is also a correspondent in Princeton's Office of Undergraduate Research, a numismatics research assistant in Princeton Library's Special Collections, and a participant in the programming of the Aquinas Institute.

His interest lies in Christian-Muslim relations during the Middle Ages and the development of Christian religious practices in Africa and the Middle East following the rise of Islam. His undergraduate thesis examined a Maronite Christian legal text, the Mukhtaṣar al-Sharīʿa of ʿAbdallāh Qarāʿalī, and its relationship with Islamic Law and with the legal traditions of other Christian confessions.

At Oxford, he will matriculate to Wolfson College, and will be accompanied by his wife Mirielle.