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->>
- here for full details of our upcoming alumni weekend celebration October 16-17, 2015.
- Professor Aaron Stalnaker awarded Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Scholar Grant
- Professor Michael Ing Named Scholar with "Enhancing Life" Project
- Professor Jeremy Schott awarded Travel Grant
- Professor Lisa Sideris wins Sustainability Course Development Fellowship
- Jason Moktarian, Heather Blair, and Sarah Imhoff are involved with the 2015-2017 "World Religions in Greater Indianapolis" NEH Program
- Professors Rebecca Manring and Constance Furey awarded Individual Research Awards
- Videos of previous Fall Lectures Series lectures can be found on our news page
- Professor Heather Blair returns from a research trip to the Library of Congress for the CSRES Symposium
- Professors Nur Amali Ibrahim and Kevin Jaques write for the CSRES forum "What is the role of religion scholars in discussing the Charlie Hebdo attack?"
- Religous Studies adjunct Jamsheed Choksy honored as a “distinguished professor” by IU.
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
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- Alumn William Smith examines the poligamy debate in Religion Dispaches.
- Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!
- Graduate Student Hanna Garvey nabs 1st place in the Theta Alpha Kappa Graduate Fellowship Awards
- 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.
- Alum Coleen Leahy shares her story.
Politics of Religious Freedom
Winnifred Sullivan, University of Chicago Press, 2015
Jeremy Schott, Liverpool University Press, 2015
Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests
Jason Mokhtarian, University of California Press, forthcoming July 2015
Real and Imagined
Heather Blair, Harvard University Press, 2015