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Department of Religion

The Department of Religion joins in the many expressions of sorrow at the death of our colleague Leo Sandon at the age of 86. Sandon taught at FSU from 1969 to 2003. A full obituary can be found at the Tallahassee Democrat.

Faculty News

James Waters's paper, "Christian Animism and Religious Environmental Ethics: A New Discourse for the Field," won the AAR Prize for best paper by a graduate student at the Southeastern Regional AAR/SBL conference.

Graduate Student News

The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Marah Litchford has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellowship. The Fellowship will fund Marah's research in Dharamsala, India beginning in March 2022. While there, Marah will be conducting an ethnographic and historical study of the role of Buddhism in Tibetan political protest. Click here for more information.

Graduate Student News

Religion graduate student, Sam McLoughlin, has been profiled in Spectrum: The Alumni Magazine of Florida State University's College of Arts And Sciences. Read more about McLoughlin's research exploring demographic and political elements shaping America’s modern religious landscape at Spectrum

Graduate Student News

The Stephen Risley Family Fellowship was established in 1999 by the late J. Stephen Risley Jr. to support junior faculty in research as they work toward tenure. This fellowship will help support Prof. Cecil's second book project, provisionally entitled Architectures of Intimidation: Political Ecology and Landscape Manipulation in Early Southeast Asia. Click here for the full story.

Faculty News