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.

Andy McKee (MA 2013) has a post on the influential Religion in American History blog, titled "Painting, Working, and Haunting in the Steel City," discussing his the MA thesis he wrote at MU.

We are excited to announce our hiring of a fantastic new faculty member in the area of Indigenous Religions! David Amponsah will be joining us as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2014. He comes to us from Harvard University's Committee on the Study of Religion, where he is finishing up his Ph.D.