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

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 Peters's research in Mumbai, India from January 2020 to December 2020. While there, Peters 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. 

Graduate Student News

Students Organized for Religious and Cultural Exploration (SORCE)—a.k.a. the "Religion Club"— announces the Fall 2019 Undergraduate Student Religion Symposium on Saturday, November 9th, location to be determined. This year’s theme is “Religion Matters: Rituals, Practices, and Texts.” The deadline for proposal submissions is Thursday, October 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Undergraduate Student News

Joseph Hellweg, Associate Professor of Religion, contributes timely article on Pope Francis and Africa's Catholic churches in The Conversation.

Faculty News