Department of Religion

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News and Events


The Religion Department is pleased to announce that in Fall 2019 we will be joined by new Assistant Professors Sonia Hazard and Laura McTighe, both of whom will teach in the area of American Religious History. Professor Hazard (Ph.D. Duke) currently is a NEH Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Professor McTighe (Ph.D. Columbia) currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College.

Faculty News

Dr. Adheesh Sathaye, Associate Professor of Sanskrit Literature and South Asian Folklore, University of British Columbia will deliver this year's Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture, "Language of the Zombies: Shivadasa’s Vetala Tales and the Sanskrit Public Culture of Medieval India" on Thursday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the Dodd Hall Auditorium. The flyer for the event is available here


SORCE (Students Organized for Religious and Cultural Exploration)--otherwise known as the "Religion Club"--is thrilled to announce that this semester's undergraduate religion symposium will occur on December 8, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm in the Dodd Hall Religion/Classics Library.

Please submit your paper or poster proposals to esw17c@my.fsu.edu with the following information by Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:59 pm:

Undergraduate Student News

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

Graduate Student News

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