Religious Studies will be closed for Winter Recess, December 24th through January 2nd, 2020. Happy Holidays !
From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 until Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, our campus and our offices will be closed. For support on the application and admission system (CollegeNet), please send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us to hear Religious Studies major student Chris LaMountain who will be singing at Evensong and Eternity concert.
Alumnus Joel Harrison (Ph.D. '19) has accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Religion at the Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus.
Congratulations to Aaron Moldnehauer, who has successfully defended his dissertation "Luther's Doctrine of Christ: Language, Metaphysics, Logic".
Alumna Stephanie Brehm (Ph.D. '17) new book, "America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself): Stephen Colbert and American Religion in the Twenty-First Century" comes out September 3rd, 2019.
Contemplative Pedagogy and the Religious Studies Classroom: Editor's Introduction, by Professor Sarah Jacoby
Congratulations to alumna Justine Howe (Ph.D. '13) who has been promoted to Associate Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University, OH.
Congratulations to Nisheeta Jagtiani, who has received a GRG from the Graduate School to work on her research!
Congratulations to alumnus Michael Nichols (Ph.D. '10) who accepted a position as the Associate Director and dean of Saint Joseph's College of Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.
Alumna Myev Rees (Ph.D. '18) has accepted a tenure track job at Cypress College in California.
Congratulations to undergrad Chris LaMountain, who won the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant for 2019! This $9,500 grant will fund his project, called "A Global Song: Investigating the Global Diversity of Baha’i Temple Music."
Religious Studies alumnus, Ryan DuVal '02, featured at Northwestern Magazine, famed for painting a version of the Sistine Chapel on his dorm room ceiling, left muralism to share Buddhist teachings.
Alumna Hannah Tebbetts (Ph.D. '18) has accepted a position as "Lecturer in Religious Studies" at Lake Forest College for the 2019-20 school year. She will be teaching two courses: "Religion and Capitalism" and "Religion and Politics."
Professor Richard Kieckhefer interviewed for Time Magazine article, "Whatever happened to the Mountain? What the Real History of Necromancy Tells Us About that Game of Thrones Fight"
Professor Robert Orsi's book, "The Madonna of 15th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1890-1950," was ranked no. 9 on Book Scrolling's list of The Best Books about the History of New York
Congratulations to Benjamin Riccardi, who has successfully defended his dissertation "The Weekday Amidah as a Performative Anti-Theodicy."
Congratulations to Courtney Rabada, who has accepted a Graduate Assistantship position in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program for the 2019-20 school year!
Congratulations to Stephanie Brenzel, who has successfully defended her dissertation "As Strong as Death: Franz Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Love in 'The Star of Redemption'"
Ecopiety and Other Adventures: A graduate-faculty colloquium with Professor Sarah Taylor
Join the Religious Studies Department for a discussion of Professor Taylor's latest book, "Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue."
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | Kresge 1515
Congratulations to Matthew Smith, who has won the 2019-2020 Louisville Institution Dissertation Fellowship!
Congratulations to Stephanie Brenzel, who has accepted a position as the Igor Kaplan Post-Doctoral Fellow in Christian-Jewish Relations at the Toronto School of Theology in Toronto, Canada.
Congratulations to Joel Harrison (Ph.D. '19), who has successfully defended his dissertation Between Normativity and History: Ernst Troeltsch's Mystic Type and the Creative Possibility of Values.
Congratulations to Miranda Smith who has been elected as a Fulbright scholar for 2019-20.
The Department of Religious Studies would like to express its grief over the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and solidarity with the victims and survivors. We stand with the Muslim community in this time of sorrow.
This attack was the outcome of a deeply racist hatred of Muslims that has proliferated on the Internet. Educating people about Islam, and all religions, is one of the ways we can counter the attacker's ideology. Our department is ready to serve as an educational resource for the Northwestern community and beyond.