Adam Duker, a recipient of a Mellon summer stipend, is a Ph.D. candidate in History. His research interests include: the Protestant and Catholic Reformations as well as confessional identity, violence, and the Old Testament in the French wars of religion. His dissertation, "Providence Under Pressure: Israelite Identity and Religious War in Early Modern France, 1536-1598" is directed by Brad Gregory. Adam has earned an M.A. from both the University of Notre Dame and University of Arizona as well as aB.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.