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Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?


International and Interdisciplinary Scholarship

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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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Lecture Series Builds Community During COVID

Professor Sarah Jacoby received a grant from the Khyentse Foundation for a Buddhist Studies Lecture Series that will connect graduate students with one another and to important figures in the field. 

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Find Your Direction

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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Upcoming Events

(NARW) Presentation by Michael Hertenstein

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Online

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

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with James Hill

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium "Keepers of the Dream: The Black Witness of the Jackson 5" Presented by James Hill, Ph.D candidate, Religio...

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Alumnus Michael Nichols (Ph.D. '10) recently published a new book
Congratulating James Howard Hill Jr. on publication and Fellowship!
Congratulations to James Howard Hill, Jr., who will be starting a position as Assistant Professor of Religion and Race at the University of Oklahoma in the Fall!
Congratulations to Professor Molina being selected as Fellows for the Kaplan Humanities Institute´╗┐ for 2021-22!
Lecture Series Builds Community During COVID

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