Prof. Carrie Duncan’s article on Gender and Economics in Early Judaism is included in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (Oxford, 2014).

Samuel Stella and Rachel Koehn have been named the Chapman Scholars of Religion for 2015, and Nicole Formhals is 2015 recipient of the department's Community Service Scholarship. Congratulations!

Professor Dennis Kelley recently discussed Native American student enrollment at MU:

The faculty of the Department of Religious Studies are unanimously in support of the graduate student movement for health care, tuition waivers, and respect. The Department will place no sanctions on those who participate in next week’s planned walkout.

The faculty of the Department of Religious Studies stand united with students fighting against racism on our campus.

Professor Hofer’s new book, The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyub and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325, has been published by Edinburgh University Press.

Professor Callahan has published "Whales, Cannibals, and Second Nature,” in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 3 (2015): 173-181.

Professor Rabia Gregory has also been busy. Her book, Marrying Jesus in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe, has been published by Ashgate.

Prof. Daniel Cohen has been very productive this year. He was contributing author to the following publications:


Professor Rabia Gregory has recently created the "Academic Kindness Tumblr" to spotlight acts of kindness in academia (which often go unnoticed). Her project was the subject of a story in Inside Higher Ed.