The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University is a premier venue for re-imagining the academic study of religion.

We produce innovative, interdisciplinary research that pushes the boundaries of the field. Our faculty study error and love and book cultures, healing, wonder, and failure, empires, tourists and trees, mountains, magic, and protest—studying religion as a global phenomenon from antiquity through the contemporary world. expand->>

Activities and Accolades

Students & Alumni



  • Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    $500 Scholarships for outstanding students of Religious Studies
    Application Deadline: Oct 31
    Find more information here.
  • Alumn Nancy Hiller shares her story.
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  • Ph. D. Candidate Travis Cooper's Essay "Serpents, Novelty, and Academic Fetish" was just published in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion
  • We are proud to announce our Department's Phi Beta Kappa inductees:
    Sarah Babb
    David Bloom
    Harini Garram
    Hannah Garvey
    Nolan Hart
    Rafal Swiatkowski
    Victoria Eder
  • Ashlee Andrews and Kristin Francoeur awarded travel grants
  • Congratulations to Kristin Francoeur who received a 2014 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration award.
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