Department of Religion

The Department of Religion congratulates Profs. Sonia Hazard and Elizabeth Cecil on their Collaborative International Research Grant from the American Academy of Religion. This grant supports their project "Material Ecologies: Indigeneity, Objects, and Environments in the Study of Religion."

Faculty News

Scott Bursey (PhD, HER) has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, which supports high-caliber students engaged in doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences. This is the largest and most competitive PhD fellowship award offered by the Canadian government.

Graduate Student News

The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Arya Adityan has been awarded a Summer Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). The Fellowship will fund Arya's archival and ethnographic research on the oral epic and narrative traditions in South India.

Graduate Student News

Along with the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics and the Winthrop-King Institute, the Department of Religion is proud to present the 2023 Tessa J. Bartholomeusz lecture, to be presented by Prof. Dennis Washburn of Dartmouth College on Friday, April 21 at 5pm in Room 249 of the Fine Arts Building. His lecture is entitled "'Death is the Mother of Beauty': Sublime Aesthetics in The Tale of Genji"; further information can be found here.

Dr. David J. Mozina, Independent Scholar of Chinese Studies, will deliver the Eighth Annual Sheng Yen Lecture on Friday, April 28, at 4:30 PM in Dodd Hall 118. His lecture is entitled “Efficacious Writing: The Workings  of Talismans in Contemporary Daoist Practice." Further information is available here.