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->>
- Videos of previous Fall Lectures Series lectures can be found on our news page
- Congratulations to Religous Studies adjunct Jamsheed Choksy who was honored as a “distinguished professor” by IU.
Eva Mroczek was awarded two fellowship for work on her second book The Other David; Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pennsylvania in fall 2015 and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan in Spring 2016.
- Professor Winnifred Sullivan keynote speaker at "Siting Pluralism: Practices Of Religious Difference"
University of Göttingen
- Professor Candy Brown awarded the 2014 Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize.
- Professors Stephen Selka and Jeremy Schott awarded CAHI grants
- Professor Heather Blair awarded New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities grant
- Professors Heather Blair and David Haberman awarded research grants by the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (CSRES)
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
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- Help support continued excellence in our department
- URSA movie night with professor Patrick Michelson
March 12, 7:00
Sycamore Hall 008
- Religious Studies Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015.
"Religion, Conflict, and Boundary Maintenance."
Find full information here.
- 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
- Undergrads Hannah Murray and Olivia DeClark participated in a conference related to Margaret Atwood's visit to IU
- Kerilyn Harkaway-Krieger becomes first joint English/Religious Studies PhD
- Hannah Murray awarded a $500 Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship.
- Coleen Leahy shares her story.
Real and Imagined
Heather Blair, Harvard University Press, 2015
Shaul Magid, Stanford University Press, 2014
A Ministry of Presence
Winnifred Sullivan, University of Chicago Press, 2014
Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context
Patrick Michelson, University of Wisconsin Press, 2014
The Healing Gods
Candy Gunther Brown, Oxford University Press, 2013
- Eusebius of Caesarea:
Tradition and Innovations
Jeremy Schott, Harvard University Press, 2013