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May 25, 2022

At right: Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Timiket celebration in Columbus. Photo courtesy Lauren Pond.

Religion and sound are tied together in evocative ways.

Church bells. Public…

December 13, 2021

Did you know that this past Sunday, Dec. 12th, our very own Associate Director Isaac Weiner and his colleague Amy DeRogatis were interviewed on a Canadian radio show about their incredible work on…

November 22, 2021

The CSR would like to share the details for an upcoming virtual conference that may be of interest hosted by Yale University, "Precarity of Death: A Mini-Conference Exploring the Porous Boundary…

November 10, 2021

On Saturday, Nov. 20th, the American Academy of Religion will be hosting a virtual panel celebrating the life and work of Dr. Lindsay Jones, former Professor Emeritus of Comparative Studies and…

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Professor, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Julia Nelson Hawkins
Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Melissa Curley
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies
Isaac Weiner
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Religion; Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Studies