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Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?


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Religion shapes, and is shaped by, every other dimension of human society. It is impossible to fully understand politics, law, history, or science without understanding religion. We invite you to learn more about the most interdisciplinary field in the university: Religious Studies.

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Northwestern Alumna Michal Raucher Explores Religious Authority & Gender

Rutgers University Professor Michal Raucher received her Ph.D. from Northwestern in 2013. Now, she teaches, writes, and collaborates with scholars across the nation to promote Jewish Studies and research the ways in which gender and religion interact with each other.

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Alumna Adina Goldman had a path that led her from pre-med to English literature and biological anthropology and then to religious studies and music.

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(NARW) Presentation by Nichole Kirk

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working alongside the field of North American Religions.

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Latest News

Religious Studies will be closed for Winter Recess, Dec 23rd 2021 until Jan 3rd, 2022. Happy Holidays!
Dr. Anna Piela has been awarded the AAR international Collaborative Research Grant for 2022
Visiting Professor Eli Rosenblatt Chosen for Emerging Scholar Lecture Series
Congratulations to Professor Ahmad Greene-Hayes who has won the first American Religion dissertation prize.
Religious Studies First Annual Newsletter 2021!

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