Thanks to Dr. Rabia Gregory, the Department of Religious Studies has been awarded $30,000 from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Bob Flanagan

Our beloved colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend Dr. Bob Flanagan retired this past spring after teaching Religious Studies at Mizzou for 34 years. During his years at Mizzou, Bob played a positive and essential role in the lives of generations of students.

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.


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: