Department of Religion
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.
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.
The Department of Religion joins in the many expressions of sorrow at the death of our colleague Richard L. Rubenstein at the age of 97. Rubenstein taught at FSU from 1970 to 1995; in 1977, FSU awarded him the title of Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, its highest faculty honor. Most famous for his 1966 book After Auschwitz, which inaugurated the scholarly field of post-Holocaust theology, Rubenstein wrote or edited over ten books, authored scores of articles, and impacted a generation of FSU students in his classes.
Full obituaries can be found at the New York Times and the Washington Post; subscribers to the Tallahassee Democrat can access a news story with remembrances from Rubenstein's colleagues and students. The Department of Religion's YouTube channel hosts a video interview that Rubenstein gave about his career in 2016 to Profs. John Kelsay and Martin Kavka.
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.