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->>

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  • Alumn William Smith examines the poligamy debate in Religion Dispaches.
  • Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!
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  • 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.
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