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News and Events


The $44,000 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA) will fund Rebecca's research in Mumbai, India from January 2020 to December 2020. While there, Rebecca 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. Click here for more information.

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

Former Department of Religion graduate student Thomas Whitley (PhD 2016) has been named a 2019 "Notable Nole" by the College of Arts and Sciences for his work as chief of staff for Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. 

Graduate Student News

The McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. As part of the program, Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with full salary and benefits, during which they engage in research and training projects directly related to their professional interests.

Faculty News