Department of Religion
The Graduate Students of the FSU Department of Religion invite you to a Roundtable Discussion on Journal Publications on Friday, May 7th at 3:00 pm via Zoom, with guests Phillip Goff (co-editor of Religion and American Culture), Andrea R. Jain (editor of Journal of the American Academy of Religion), Alex P. Jassen (editor of Journal of Ancient Judaism), and Urmila Mohan (founder and managing editor of The Jugaad Project). Registration is required. Please click here to register. Download the flyer here.
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.
The Religion Department is pleased to announce that this year’s Betty Phifer award will go to both Hannah Mandatta and Elianna Cooper. Among other things, Hannah Mandatta led Students Organized for Religious and Cultural Exploration (SORCE)—a.k.a. the "Religion Club"—and organized the undergraduate symposiums this year, even in the midst of the pandemic. Elianna Cooper was instrumental in organizing J Street on campus, and was deeply involved in the Department as well. Our academic achievement award will go to Leah Singleton and Jeff Schmoll, both of whom were also involved in SORCE.