Department of Religion
News and Events
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.
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.
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.
American Religious History doctoral candidate Daniel Roeber is a Three-Minute Thesis Doctoral Competition finalist. The annual event challenges graduate students to describe their research projects in just 3 minutes.
The Three-Minute Thesis Doctoral Competition Finals will be held on Wednesday, November 29, at 6:00 PM in the Durell Peaden Auditorium, College of Medicine. The audience will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award at the close of the finalists’ presentations