Marlon Millner successfully defended his dissertation, “Without the Body, Within the Flesh – Blackness, Biopolitics, Spirit Baptism, and the Exilic Afterlife of Pentecostalism”. Congratulations Dr. Millner! (July 24, 2023)
Congratulations to Joshua Shelton for having a new article piece accepted at the Journal of Tibetan Literature
James Howard Hill, Jr. successfully defended his dissertation, "Religion, (Anti)blackness, and Michael Jackson". Congratulations Dr. Hill! (July 22, 2022)
Darcie Price-Wallace whosuccessfully defended her dissertation, “Telling Stories Differently: Changing Landscapes of Ordination for Buddhist Monastic Women in the Tibetan Tradition." Congratulations Dr. Price-Wallace! (July 18, 2022)
Darcie Price-Wallace won the George Bond Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in Spring 2022.
Eda Uca was the Lead Instructor on the course REL 369/HUM 325: Religion in the Digital Age in 2021-22.
Dhondup T. Rekjong has received a Conference Travel Award from the Northwestern Buffett Institute for his
Udita Das has received a graduate student fellowship from the South Asia Research Forum (SARF) to support her Sanskrit summer language program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2022.
Marlon Millner has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the Louisville Institute.
Matthew Drew received a Mellon Cluster Fellowship in 2021 in Asian Studies and a 2022 Northwestern Summer Language Grant for travel and study in India.
Nisheeta Jagtiani received an International Dissertation Research Grant (IDRG) from the American Academy of Religion and a Dalai Lama Fellowship for Nalanda Studies from The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ray Buckner received SPAN Conference Funding for Graduate Students, which funded a conference presentation at the UCR Conference for Queer and Transgender Studies of Religion. He also received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for third-year Thai language study at SEASSI through the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a SEASSI Summer Tuition Grant.
Matt Smith successfully defended his dissertation, “The Age of Plastic(s): Race, Religion, Ecology, and the Biopolitics of Conversion”last month and will be starting as Visiting Assistant Professor of Race and Religion at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Congratulations Dr. Smith!
In Spring 2020, Marlon Millner received a graduate internship in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Arch Scholars program for the 2020-2021 academic year! As a member of the Arch Scholars team, he will supervise a team of motivated undergraduates who have volunteered to mentor small groups of first-year students from first-generation or low-income backgrounds.
Congratulations to Darcie Price-Wallace for receiving the 2020-21 Research Scholarship from Khyentse Foundation in support of her dissertation project.
Congratulations to Dhondup Rekjong for receiving the prestigious Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship, this summer.
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.