Congratulations to our faculty who have received Weinberg Research RecoveryGrants in 2023-24. Prof. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd to work on, “American Border Religion” project, Prof. Mark McClish's proposal entitled, “The Beginnings of Hindu Law” and Prof. Sarah Taylor's project on, "Canceling the Apocalypse: Fueling Defiant Hope in the Climate Era."
Congratulations to Dr. Eli Rosenblatt, Visiting Assistant Professor, on his appointment as Wallerstein Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Congratulations to Professor Orsi selected for the 2019-20 ASG honor roll as well as receiving Religious Studies Department "Golden Hoopoe" award for passion and excitement about teaching religion and for being an inspiring mentor to our majors and minors.
Religious Studies welcomes Kevin Buckelew, a new faculty member, who specializes in the study of Chinese Buddhism.
Professor Barry Wimpfheimer has been interviewed about his new book The Talmud: A Biography (see below) for the New Books Network podcast. Listen here.
Professor Brannon Ingram has won a Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award for 2018. Ingram was noted for his passionate engagement with the topic of Islam and ability to design projects that capture students’ interest.
Ken Seeskin has been awarded the 2010 National Jewish Book Award for The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture in the category of collections and anthologies. This volume was edited by Ken and Judith Baskin, Knight Professor of Humanities at The University of Oregon.
Robert Orsi has received the 2010 E. LeRoy Hall Award for Teaching Excellence. Weinberg College Teaching Awards applaud excellence in instruction, significant contributions to curricular innovation, exemplary mentoring of research and independent study, and fostering of a sense of community both inside and outside the classroom.
J. Michelle Molina has co-edited a book titled Rethinking the Human (Harvard University Press, 2010).
On April 26, 2010 J. Michelle Molina spoke about “Circulations: Heart and Science in the Catholic Atlantic World” as part of the Klopsteg lecture series at Northwestern.
In 2009-2010, the Department of Religious Studies organized a series of panel discussions, one each quarter, aimed at bringing together Northwestern scholars in various fields whose work engages topics of religion. Co-hosted by the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic life, and co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the series was very successful, and Religious Studies looks forward to continuing to foster interdisciplinary dialogue across Northwestern's many diverse and exciting communities.