This weekend (April 26-29) Dr. Dan Cohen is participating in the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies in Denver, CO. He has a poster in the conference presenting his work on a project titled "Tat tvam asi: Hindu notions of 'self' (atman) and neuropsychological perceptions of self."

This weekend Professor Callahan will be participating in a conference in Santa Barbara, California, in honor of Catherine L.

Congratulations to our just-graduated MA students! Newly minted MU Religious Studies MAs include Guy Niederhauser, Douglas Valentine, Daniel Tallent, Allison Frey, and Erica West.

Congratulations to Catherine Newhouse, Religious Studies Major, for winning the Evangelical Press Association's Higher Goals Award for Student Writer of the Year for her article on Pentecostal churches in Rwanda published in Christianity Today last December!!

Prof. Dennis Kelley will be presenting a paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting, which will be held June 3-6 at the Mohegan Sun Resort on the Mohegan Tribe's Connecticut reservation. Dr.

Professor Rabia Gregory has been invited to present her research at an international conference on the literary production and literacy of medieval nuns, hosted by UMKC, June 5-8.

This weekend is the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Here's what our faculty are up to at the conference:

Dr. Duncan: Paper titled "Archaeology, Theory, Text: Excavating the Monestary of Abba Seridos" in session on Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity (S17-337)

Dr. Dan Cohen will be a guest on the KBIA’s Intersection radio program on November 19. The topic under discussion will be "Religion and the Brain." Tune in at 2pm to KBIA, 91.3 FM. The program will be archived for online listening (and viewing!)

Dr. Nate Hofer participated in the International Conference on Ethics and Spirituality in Islam: Adab of the Sufis, which took place in Paris, France November 29-December 1. Dr. Hofer presented a paper titled "Training the Prophetic Self : adab and riyāḍa in Jewish Sufism." 

Dr. Richard Callahan traveled to Princeton University on December 13 to discuss his paper “The Religious Spaces of American Whaling” with Princeton’s Colloquium on American Religious History.