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->>

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  • Congratualtions to our fall graduates
    *Jordan Fredericks
    *Brian Maxwell
    *William O’Herren
    *Rafal Swiatkowski
  • PhD candidate Andrew Monteith awarded Devonia and Steve Stein fellowship for the Study of American Religions
  • Hannah Murray awarded a $500 Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • Indiana University Team wins Regional Ethics Bowl
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    With Religious Studies major Rafal Swiatkowski and graduate student Joe Bartzel
  • 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
  • Ashlee Andrews and Kristin Francoeur awarded travel grantsCongratulations to Kristin Francoeur who received a 2014 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration award.
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