Congratulations to Jeffrey Wheatley who will be joining the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Iowa State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Congratulations to Nisheeta Jagtiani, who has received a GRG from the Graduate School to work on her research!
Congratulations to Courtney Rabada, who has accepted a Graduate Assistantship position in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program for the 2019-20 school year! She will be teaching a course in the Fall titled, “Powerful & Dangerous: The Life, Times and Theory on Audre Lorde.”
Congratulations to Matthew J. Smith, who has won the 2019-2020 Louisville Institution Dissertation Fellowship!
Congratulations to Miranda Smith who has been elected as a Fulbright scholar for 2019-20. Miranda's research project will focus on how Tibetan laywomen use evocative literary forms to discuss religion and evoke religious affect. Through research in Qinghai, China from 2019-2020, she will also examine how Tibetan poet Wo Jik Jil, and the Tibetan women poets in the region, elicit religious emotion through creative adaptation of a variety of poetic and song traditions.
Congratulations to James Hill! He has been selected as a Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participant for 2018-2019. See more about the program here: SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program
Marlon Millner, a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, had an OpEd piece published in the daily newspaper in Memphis, TN about a large Pentecostal Christian denomination and its connection to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.