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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Religion Department congratulates the following graduate student award winners for 2019-2020:
- Moore Travel Grants (Spring 2020): Taylor Dean, Michael McLaughlin, Nathan Moats; (Fall 2019): Luke Arredondo, Marah Litchford, Jesse Young
- Best Dissertation Award: Luke Arrendondo
- Excellence in Research Award: Amanda Propst
- Porterfield Prize: Tucker Adkins
- Excellence in Teaching: John Cole
- Excellence in Service: Michael McLaughlin
Sandon Prize, Graduate Student Symposium: Florence Egbeyale for her paper, "Biblical Interpretive Strategy in the Epistle of Barnabas and Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho: A Tool for Policing Christian Identity."
The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020, in Tallahassee, Florida.