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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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Dhondup Tashi Rekjong, featured in TGS Spotlight
Congratulations to Alumnus Adam Beyt ('12) who was awarded a doctoral degree from Fordham University (Ph.D. '21) this Spring, working with former Religious Studies faculty, Professor Cristina Traina.
Religious Studies major, Emily Holtzman, will be presenting at the Undergraduate Research & Arts Expo! Congratulations Emily!
Religious Studies alumna, Annie Krall, will be joining WBAY in June as an on-air news reporter. Congratulations, Annie!!!
Congratulations to Professor Michelle Molina, who has received a grant from the Alumnae of Northwestern to work on her" Religion Moves People: A Digital Humanities Project."

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