Some big changes are underway for the Department of Religious Studies! But rest assured: Our Religious Studies major and minor will continue as before! From July 1st, Religious Studies will be part of the new department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion.

Sue Crowley outside her home in 2011

Sue Crowley stands outside her home in Columbia at a Department event in 2011

, Marginal Correction returning Sue Crowley to the Department history

an editor corrects the Department's history by acknowledging Sue Crowley's foundational contributions.

, A list of the first faculty members in religious studies, dating to 1983

A list of faculty in Religious Studies in 1983

, Sue Crowley's scholarly presentations and publications in academic year 1989-90

Announcing the publication of Critical Essays on Walker Percey (Boston, 1989)

Sue Crowley at her home in 2011 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved former colleague Sue Crowley, who passed away peacefully on February 20, 2021 at home at Friendship Village of Dublin, Ohio.

blue beaded details extend from the handle of a nineteenth-century Native American ladle. the beadwork recalls the flow of river

image: detail beaded decorative detail, 19th-century bead- and fur-decorated Native American ladle, Museum of Missouri history

Announcing the Confluences Project!

The Department of Religious Studies is launching a new public-facing research project celebrating Missouri’s religious diversity.

Paid Undergraduate Research Interns, Religion in Missouri Project:  

Get involved in the Confluences project!


the logo of the Missouri Humanities Council

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $ 2,500 to the Departments of Religious Studies and Black Studies at the University of Missouri in support of the project, “Confluences: Religious Diversity in Missouri, the first 200 years.” The MHC is the only state wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education

The Confluences project was awarded funding from the UM System to collate, analyze and publish data about how different religions influence access to health care in Missouri.


AAR Statement on Racism and George Floyd Murder


June 4, 2020

Rabia handwritten note

Dear 2020 graduates,

MA Religious Studies: Nichole Ballard

BA Religious Studies: Ernesto Aguirre, Rachel Foster, Alec LaFata, Justin Peters, Aldo Tucillo, Jessica Weiss, Ashlyn West

Here are some messages from the Religous Studies faculty in celebration of your achievements:

List of graduates

Congratulations to our Religious Studies graduates!