Departmental news

Religious Studies Department kicks off its Fall Lecture Series

Click on the links below for a abstract of the lecture and full video.

Yvonne Sherwood, Sept 11, 2014
"The Hagaramic and the Abrahamic, or Abraham the non-European"

Courtney Bender, Sept 16, 2014
"The Work of Art in the Age of Inarticulate Religion"

Kay Read, Oct 27, 2014
"Cooking the Cosmos: Ecologically Understanding both the Aztecs and Ourselves"

Alessandro Ferrari, Dec 3, 2014
“Europe and Islam: the Challenge of Diversity”


IU Department of Religious Studies hosts Schempp Conference

Schempp conference

September 27-29, 2013

Fifty years ago the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in Abington v Schempp changing the way we view the academic study of religion in public colleges and universities across the U.S. and beyond.

This conference explored the impact that Schempp may have had on the comparative and multi-disciplinary nature of the study of religion as well as other significant influences on shifts in the study of religion over that time.

Details here >

The Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the study of American Religion

David and Devonia Stein
Steve and Devonia Stein

The Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the study of American Religions was launched in September 2013. Named after one of the Department's most well respected emeritus professors this fund will go towards a named fellowship for graduate students working in the field of American religions. Click here for more details about the fund, the kick-off event, and how you can get involved.

Faculty News

Professor Heather Blair awarded New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities grant

Professors Heather Blair and David Haberman awarded research grants by the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society

photo of Michael Ing
Michael Ing

Michael Ing awarded Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation grant

Heather Blair awarded 2014 Trustees Teaching Award

Constance Furey awarded the James P. Holland award for exemplary teaching and service to students

Lisa Sideris named director of Consortium for the study of Religion, Ethics and Society (CSRES)

David Haberman receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Aaron Stalnaker wins 2013 Trustees Teaching Award

Faculty publications

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Student News

PhD candidate Andrew Monteith awarded Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the Study of American Religions fellowship

Hannah Murray awarded a $500 Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship.

Indiana university team wins regional ethics bowl

Kerrilyn Harkaway-Krieger accepted to NEH seminar

Two Religious Studies graduate students receive funding through the Felix G. Ilarraz Memorial fund

Diane Fruchtman awarded AAUW fellowship and wins prestigious writing award

Kristen Francoeur receives Mellon dissertation fellowship

Undergraduate honors

2014 student essay winners

URSA news