Department of Religion
James Waters, PhD student in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy, has received a 2020-2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award sponsored by FSU's Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE). He is one of only two students this year in the College of Arts & Sciences, and seven total in the entire University, to have been awarded this outstanding honor. James will also be recognized at FSU's annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence.
Joshua Matson, PhD student in Religions of Western Antiquity, has won the 2021 Arts & Humanities Research & Creativity Award in recognition of his outstanding research, publication, and presentation record. Josh will also be recognized at FSU's annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence and will be featured in the spring 2021 GradConnection newsletter.
Guanxiong Xi, MA student in History and Ethnography of Religions (Asia), has been selected as the First Place Winner for the 2021 Master's in Four (MI4) competition. Guanxiong's prize-winning video presentation on his research, How a Buddhist Monastery Became a Tourist Destination in 17th Century China, can be viewed here. Guanxiong will also be recognized at FSU's annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence.
Florida State University is preparing for a cautious and gradual reopening this Spring and safety protocols will be in place for any campus activities: masks, social distancing, and minimum occupancy. Here in the Department of Religion most of our Spring courses will be taught online, a few will be face-to-face.
We are happy to answer your questions remotely and, if necessary, will set up a time to meet in person. If you need assistance:
- With undergraduate advising: Dr. Nicole Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. David Levenson (email@example.com)
- With questions related to the major, graduation issues, grades, course registration: Mr. Jon Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- With questions about our graduate programs: Dr. Matthew Goff (email@example.com)
- With general questions and concerns about the department: Dr. Aline Kalbian, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- With any other questions: Ms. Susan Stetson, Office Administrator (email@example.com)
The Department of Religion is hosting the 2020-21 Southeastern Regional SBL/AAR conference (SECSOR). It will be held virtually on March 12-14 and can be accessed here.