Department of Religion

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News and Events


The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 17 Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 22-23, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Graduate Student News

The department honors Amanda Porterfield on the occasion of her retirement from FSU on November 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Best Moor Lounge, Longmire Building, Florida State University.

Keynote speakers include Ron Numbers (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Marie Griffith (Washington University in St. Louis). Reception to follow.


The department congratulates Luke Arredondo, Ryan Donovan, Thomas Greene, Meredith Ross, Sheldon Steen, and Daniel Wells on their nominations for Florida State University's 2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 

Graduate Student News

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program provides financial support, mentorship, and professional development to Doctoral students of Color who attend one of nine participating institutions.  LaToya Leary will use the fellowship to investigate constructions of social identity in early Jewish texts.

Graduate Student News

Carson Bay’s dissertation project on “Pseudo-Hegesippus, the Jews, and the Jewish Temple,” was awarded the Josephine de Karman Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust honors the sister of the first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, Theodore von Karman, by supporting the most promising dissertation research being carried out within the United States by students in the arts and sciences.

Graduate Student News