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The Department of Religious Studies expresses solidarity for the victims and survivors of the Congregation Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania.

October 29, 2018

Hatred of people of a different religion has an unfortunately long history.  At this terrible time, our department stands ready to serve as a resource for those who would like help thinking about this aspect of religious difference and history.

Congratulations, Dr. William Caldwell!

October 26, 2018
William Caldwell successfully defended his dissertation, The Fugitive Islamicate: African Muslims and Black Radicalism across the Atlantic (1492-1925)

Congratulations, Dr. Myev Rees!

August 6, 2018

Myev Rees successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Martyr Mothers, Angel Babies: Conservative Christian Pronatalism in the Media Age."



Congratulations, Dr. Sarah Wolf!

June 28, 2018

Sarah Wolf successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Rabbinic Legal Imagination: Narrativity and Scholasticism in the Babylonian Talmud.” 


Congratulations, Dr. Hannah Tebbetts!

June 27, 2018

Hannah Tebbetts successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Practicing Atheism: Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network.” 


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