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January 4, 2021
Join us in celebrating the astounding work done by some of our religious studies faculty affiliates. This list of recent publications reflects a commitment to integrating interdisciplinarity into the…
November 20, 2020

Tarunjit Singh Butalia, faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and research associate professor in the College of Engineering, has been selected for the 2020 Gwynne Guibord…

September 21, 2020

Dannu  J. Hütwohl was this year's Iles Award for the Graduate Study of myth recipient. This award is furnished annually by an endowment in honor Robert L. and Phyllis Iles. Below, you can read how…

September 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Jordan Baggs & MacKenzie Wilcox on winning our annual Savko Awards for Undergraduate Research pertinent to the study of religion. 

Jordan was awarded…

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Nicholas Breyfogle
Associate Professor, Department of History
Patricia Sieber
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Susan Melsop
Associate Professor, Department of Design
Todd DeRose
Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Philosophy