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The Religion Department is mourning the sudden loss of our beloved colleague, Dr. Kathleen Erndl. Click here to learn more about Dr. Kathleen Erndl

The Religion Department mourns the loss of our former colleague Dr. John Carey who passed away on March 2, 2017. . Click here to learn more about Dr. John Carey


News and Events

5th Annual Sheng Yen Lecture 
in conjunction with FSU Graduate Student Buddhist Studies Conference
Dr. Meir Shahar : "The Many Faces of the Chinese Horse God"
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 103 Dodd Hall Auditorium >> Flyer

Annual Department of Religion Welcome Reception, August 25, 2017. Flyer here.


John Corrigan, Professor of Religion was named a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for 2017/2018. The fellowship supports scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on religion in an international context and desire to connect their projects with journalists and media specialists. Corrigan’s project is entitled, “Religious Violence and American Foreign Policy”.


Mike McVicar, Assistant Professor of Religion, awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for 2017. The fellowship is in support of his project, "A History of Religious Activism and Intelligence Gathering in the U.S. after the Civil War."


Call for Papers for the first Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Conference at FSU.
More details here.


Faculty Awards
The Religion Department congratulates Jimmy Yu, Associate Professor in Chinese Buddhism, for receiving the Center for Chinese Studies Grant from the National Central Library of Taiwan for the summer of 2016. The Department also congratulates Michael McVicar, Assistant Professor of American Religious History, for receiving the 2016 Risley Family Fellowship by the College of Arts and Sciences at FSU.

Student Awards
The Religion Department congratulates Carson Bay and David Skelton, two Ph.D candidates, for receiving the Fulbright Fellowship to Germany and Rebecca Peters and Ian Reed for the AIIS fellowships to study in India next academic year. The Department also congratulates our undergrad religion major, Micah Friedman, for receiving the 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship summer program to study in Berlin, Germany. >>Read more on "Florida State 24/7"

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