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."
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.
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.
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.
Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University, will deliver the 2023 Wellborn Lecture in the Religion Department on Friday, April 14, at 5:00 PM in Dodd Hall Auditorium. Her lecture is titled, "Fela Kuti in America: Thinking Music and Politics through Religious Studies." More details on her lecture are available here.