Jamil Drake, Assistant Professor of Religion was awarded the prestigious McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship for 2019-2020

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.

Religion Department Welcomes Two New Faculty

The Religion Department is pleased to announce that in Fall 2019 we will be joined by new Assistant Professors Sonia Hazard and Laura McTighe, both of whom will teach in the area of American Religious History. Professor Hazard (Ph.D. Duke) currently is a NEH Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. Professor McTighe (Ph.D. Columbia) currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College.

Faculty Awards

The Religion Department congratulates Jimmy Yu, Associate Professor in Chinese Buddhism, for receiving the Center for Chinese Studies Grant from the National Central Library of Taiwan for the summer of 2016. The Department also congratulates Michael McVicar, Assistant Professor of American Religious History, for receiving the 2016 Risley Family Fellowship by the College of Arts and Sciences at FSU.

John Corrigan, Professor of Religion was named a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for 2017/2018

The fellowship supports scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on religion in an international context and desire to connect their projects with journalists and media specialists. Corrigan’s project is entitled, “Religious Violence and American Foreign Policy”.