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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Students & Alumni

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  • Congratulations to our undergraduate and graduate essay winners!
  • Gallagher Essay
    1st Place - Shelby Everett
    2nd place - Coy Hobson
    3rd place - Joelle Swatez
  • Undergraduate Thesis
    Rafal Swiatkowski
  • Graduate Essay
    Christine Libby
  • Congratulations to our latest PhD, Faraz Sheikh. His research looks at the work of the early Muslim thinker, al-Muhasibi.
  • PhD Candidate Dana Logan awarded Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship for the Study of American Religions
  • PhD Candidate Christine Libby was awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2105-16.
  • IU Ethics Bowl Team Semifinalists in National Competition
  • Hannah Murray Undergrads Hannah Murray and Olivia DeClark participated in a conference related to Margaret Atwood's visit to IU
  • Coleen Leahy shares her story.
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