Benjamin Chleboun, a recipient of a Mellon Graduate Fellowship, is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. He received a B.A. in history and religion from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009. He spent the last two years in Ethiopia volunteering with the Mennonite Central Committee, where he taught English to college students, worked on a value-chain project in the rice sector, and documented various MCC projects throughout the country. His interests in sociology include religion, theories of self, morality, and social theory, all of which in relation to Christianity and Islam in Ethiopia and the Middle East.