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Religion shapes, and is shaped by, every other dimension of human society. It is impossible to fully understand politics, law, history, or science without understanding religion. We invite you to learn more about the most interdisciplinary field in the university: Religious Studies.

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Congratulations to alumnus Michael Nichols (Ph.D. '10) 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."
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"

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