Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty presented at virtual workshops, collaborated with other experts in their field, and led a lecture series.
People’s lives are often rooted in religious worlds that profoundly affect their experiences, politics, ethical, and aesthetic sensibilities. Our religious studies program educates students about the diversity of religious worlds and diversity within religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Shinto, and religion in the United States. We also focus on the key role religion plays in history, politics, culture, and in diverse areas of life by teaching a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches.
Spend time investigating the intricacies of religious systems, practices, and expression, as well as their impact around the world and on modern events. Many students who study abroad and find their religious studies classes provide a wonderful foundation for their understanding of the cultures and people with whom they interact.
Religious Studies News
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Damon Berry won first prize in Nova Religio’s 17th annual Thomas Robbins Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religious Movements for his article, “Voting in the Kingdom: Prophecy Voters, the New Apostolic Reformation, and Christian Support for Trump.”
Grace Harkins ‘21 recently wrote an op-ed published in Education Post about the urgent need to normalize difficult conversations about race and incorporate anti-racist curricula into K-12 classrooms...