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2021 News


Religious Studies will be closed for Winter Recess, Dec 23rd 2021 until Jan 3rd, 2022. Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2021

Carlos Recarte received his M.A. in Religious Studies during the Fall Quarter. Congratulations, Carlos!

December 13, 2021







Professor Christine Helmer has received a summer URAP grant to support undergraduate research and mentoring her students!

June 21, 2021

Congratulations to Matthew Smith who has been appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor of Race and Religion at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts starting this Fall.

June 14, 2021


Religious Studies alumna, Annie Krall, will be joining WBAY in June as an on-air news reporter. Congratulations, Annie!!!

May 20, 2021

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."

May 6, 2021


Congratulating James Howard Hill Jr. on publication and Fellowship!

April 29, 2021
Congratulations to PhD Candidate James Howard Hill Jr. for two wonderful earned opportunities. James has been named a fellow in the 2021 Sacred Writes cohort, a Public Scholarship on Religion. James also recently published the piece, "The Black Church and the Black Fantastic: Black Religious Experience in Popular Culture," which is a part of a larger forum on "The Black Church in American Public Life." Congratulations, James, on both of these accomplishments!

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!

April 29, 2021

Lecture Series Builds Community During COVID

April 10, 2021
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.