Department of Religion

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News and Events


The Department of Religion is excited to announce that we are now a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the honor society for Religious Studies and Theology dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of religion and theology students. TAK maintains a vigorous national program of scholarship awards and fellowship competitions; its primary publication, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, offers an annual prize and the publication of outstanding student papers. More information about TAK can be found here.

Undergraduate Student News

Dr. Robert Campany, Professor of Asian Studies and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Seventh Annual Sheng Yen Lecture on January 24, 2020, at 4:30 PM in Dodd Hall Auditorium. His lecture is entitled “The Dreams of Self Cultivators: Comparing a Daoist and a Buddhist Text for Practitioners." Further information is available here


Olivia Treptow, with majors in Chinese/Business and Religion, was inducted into FSU’S Garnet and Gold Scholar Society on December 4, 2019. One of 58 new inductees, Treptow completed an undergraduate honor's thesis in religion as her capstone "synthesis reflection project" to qualify for the honor. 

Undergraduate Student News

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020, in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Graduate Student News

The $44,000 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA) will fund Rebecca's research in Mumbai, India from January 2020 to December 2020. While there, Rebecca will be conducting an ethnographic study on women directors in Bollywood, where she will investigate the relationship between gender identity and film production by exploring how Bollywood women directors define and negotiate gender roles. Click here for more information.

Graduate Student News