Activities and Accolades

  • Lisa Sideris will be the keynote speaker at the regional AAR/SBL meeting (the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains region) on March 29 at Creighton University. Her keynote is entitled “Religion and World-Making: Techno-Transcendence from Earthrise to Astrobiology.”
  • Winnifred Sullivan will be delivering a lecture at the World Wisdoms Project on Apr 9 @ 6:30pm entitled “A Ministry of Presence: Making Chaplaincy Legal.” Her particular research interest is in understanding the phenomenology of religion under the modern rule of law.
  • IU Religious Studies has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to support our 'Being Human' project, other research and outreach initiatives.
    The grant is funded through the Luce Foundation's Theology Program.
    IU is one of only a small number of research institutions to receive
    $1 million grants through this program.
  • The Department of Religious Studies is thrilled to welcome Professor J. Kameron Carter, who has joined our faculty and will begin teaching in 2019.
  • Applications are being invited from outstanding scholars in the field of Hebrew Bible for the Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies, an endowed Chair established to honor the founding director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program. Complete details.
  • Lisa Sideris was a visiting scholar at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, at the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre in connection with a project on Religion, Ethics, and the Anthropocene.
  • Lisa Sideris talks with David Haberman about her upcoming Gifford lecture.
  • The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
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Students & Alumni

  • URSA (Undergraduate Religious Studies Association) USRA will hold their spring symposium on Mar 29-30, 2019. All topics pertaining to the study of religion are welcome. More details.
  • See our Fall 2019 Course Book. Explore the world: Study Religion.
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  • Congratulations to IU Religious Studies alumna (2015), Sarah Dees, will be joining the faculty of Iowa State University as a tenure track Assistant Professor of American Religions with a specialization in Indigenous religions. Most recently, Sarah was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Politics and Global Affairs and visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern.
  • Congratulations to graduate student, Aziza Shanazarova, who received a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to conduct research on her first book project “Female Religiosity and Gender History in Early Modern Central Asia.” She also received a UCIS/REEES Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from the University of Pittsburgh so will have a joint appointment with the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of History.
  • Religious Studies graduate student, Emily Stratton, has been awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award for her research in Accra, Ghana that focuses on the lives of young un- and under-employed men.
  • Read about IU Religious Studies alumnus Andy Kastner as a rabbi and Renaissance man in “Go Back to Breath: A rabbi’s journey through food justice and faith.”
  • Submissions being accepted for the Undergraduate journal Invocations
    All are welcome.
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