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2018 News

December

Religious Studies closed for Winter Recess 12/24/18-01/01/19

December 12, 2018

*IMPORTANT:
From Monday, December 24, 2018 until Tuesday, January 1, 2019, our campus and our offices will be closed.
ADMISSION:  
Dear prospective Students,
We realize you may have questions about your graduate school application, but you will not be able to be in touch during this time. Please submit your application by the deadline but send your questions to our offices and we promise to read every one on our return and take into consideration your problems if any.

November

October

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)

September

August

Congratulations to Dr. Myev Rees (Ph.D. '18), who successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Martyr Mothers, Angel Babies: Conservative Christian Pronatalism in the Media Age."

August 6, 2018

 

 

June

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Wolf (Ph.D. '18), who has successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Rabbinic Legal Imagination: Narrativity and Scholasticism in the Babylonian Talmud.”

June 28, 2018


 

Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Tebbetts (Ph.D. '18), who successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Practicing Atheism: Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network.”

June 27, 2018

Aaron Moldenhauer, a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University in Wisconsin!

June 11, 2018
Congratulations to Aaron Moldenhauer, who has accepted a position at Concordia University Wisconsin. Kudos to him and his advisor, Christine Helmer. Best of luck in Wisconsin, Aaron!

April

Religious Studies Major, Matthew Griffin, has been selected to present his research at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition (EXPO 2018!) on May 30th.

April 27, 2018

Congratulations Matt! 

Congratulations to Adina Goldman, Religious Studies Major, who has been awarded an Ertegun scholarship at University of Oxford to pursue a master in Medieval Studies!

April 26, 2018

Congratulations to James Hill! He has been selected as a Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participant for 2018-2019.

April 24, 2018
See more about the program here: SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Congratulations to Marlon Millner on his Latest OpEd Piece

April 11, 2018
Congratulations to Marlon Millner, a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, who 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.

Myev Rees, a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, has accepted a position as a visiting assistant professor at Skidmore College!

April 9, 2018
Congratulations to Myev Rees, who has accepted a visiting assistant professor position for this fall at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Best of Luck to Myev!

March

February

Sarah Wolf, a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS)

February 14, 2018
Congratulations to Sarah Wolf, who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) in New York beginning Fall 2018.
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