News

2017

Congratulations to Kate Kelley, whose online course REL ST 3451-W, Religion and Science Fiction (Writing Intensive) has been selected to receive the College-level Course Award during the 2017 ADEIL (Association for Distance Learning and Independent Learning) World Conference in Toronto! 

The faculty of the Department of Religious Studies is disturbed by the recent news that two MU students have been arrested on suspicion of ongoing harassment of another student with anti-Semitic taunts dating back to August.

2016

Religious Studies faculty, including professors Amponsah, Callahan, Duncan, and Gregory, Kelley, and Lawless participated in the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature in November. Alumns Adam Miller and Emily Clark also presented their work.

The Department of Religious Studies affirms the value of diversity and inclusion on our campus and in our society. This week marks the first anniversary of powerful events at this University and also the end of a divisive election season.

The Department of Religious Studies affirms the necessity of all members of our community to be treated with respect and inclusion. We are saddened and angry at the continued racism on our campus, and stand in support of those struggling against it.

We are offering two graduate seminars this fall that have plenty of room for grad students in any department who might be interested:

The Department of Religious Studies joins the rest of the nation in mourning the lives of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. We also mourn the dead and wounded police officers and civilians in Dallas.

2015

Congratulations to Prof. Dennis Kelley, who was one of three Mizzou faculty to be awarded the Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes early-career faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus.

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Cohen on the publication of his article "Ghost Exorcism, Memory, and Healing in Hinduism"! You can find it in the book Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia: Collaborations and Collisions, edited by Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan and Zhou Xun (Rutledge, 2015).

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