- Stephen Selka will take part in a panel at the Religion and Public Life in Africa and the Americas symposium. The event will be hosted by the Weatherhead Center and the Center for African Studies at Harvard entitled “Black Evangelicalism in the African Diaspora.” April 17-18, Harvard University.
- Constance Furey will be giving a lecture entitled “Sacred Texts, Secular Readers, and a Humanist’s Theology.” April 18, University of Illinois Chicago.
- Lisa Sideris will be giving a lecture entitled “De-Extinction Technologies as Theological Anthopology: The Uses and Misuses of Wonder.” May 15, University of Notre Dame.
- Congratulations to Winnifred Sullivan who just received the Provost Professor Award! This award is intended to bring significant honor to faculty who have achieved local, national, and international distinction in both teaching and research/creative activity.
- IU Religious Studies has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to support our 'Being Human' project, other research and outreach initiatives.
The grant is funded through the Luce Foundation's Theology Program.
IU is one of only a small number of research institutions to receive
$1 million grants through this program.
The Department of Religious Studies is thrilled to welcome Professor J. Kameron Carter, who has joined our faculty and will begin teaching in 2019.
- Lisa Sideris was a visiting scholar at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, at the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre in connection with a project on Religion, Ethics, and the Anthropocene.
- Lisa Sideris talks with David Haberman about her upcoming Gifford lecture.
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
Student Recognition Day. Students are invited to join us for a fun, informal event recognizing the students who have contributed to the vitality of our department. Monday, April 22 from 5:30-7pm! Morrison Hall, Hoagy Carmichael Room. Refreshments will be served. See our Fall 2019 Course Book. Explore the world: Study Religion.
Help support continued excellence in our department
- Congratulations to IU Religious Studies alumna (2015), Sarah Dees, will be joining the faculty of Iowa State University as a tenure track Assistant Professor of American Religions with a specialization in Indigenous religions. Most recently, Sarah was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Politics and Global Affairs and visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern.
- Congratulations to graduate student, Aziza Shanazarova, who received a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to conduct research on her first book project “Female Religiosity and Gender History in Early Modern Central Asia.” She also received a UCIS/REEES Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from the University of Pittsburgh so will have a joint appointment with the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of History.
- Religious Studies graduate student, Emily Stratton, has been awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award for her research in Accra, Ghana that focuses on the lives of young un- and under-employed men.
- Read about IU Religious Studies alumnus Andy Kastner as a rabbi and Renaissance man in “Go Back to Breath: A rabbi’s journey through food justice and faith.”
Submissions being accepted for the Undergraduate journal Invocations
All are welcome.
The History of the Church:
A New Translation
(University of California Press, 2019)
(University of California Press,
Selected for Choice’s outstanding academic titles of 2018
Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools
(University of North Carolina Press, 2019)
Nur Amali Ibrahim,
Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility
(Cornell University Press, 2018)
Patrick Lally Michelson, “Freedom of Conscience in the Clerical Imagination of Russian Orthodox Thought, 1801-1865,” in Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) Michael Ing,
The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought
(Oxford University Press, 2017)
Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation
(University of Chicago Press, 2017)