Religious Studies major Maranda Johnson presented a paper and poster on "The Evolution of the Hindu Goddess Kali in Art and Literature" at the 24th annual McNair Scholars conference at MU this weekend.

Professor Nate Hofer presented a talk on Islamophobia at William Woods University in Fulton on April 29.

Did you get a chance to read Professor Callahan's post on "Oceanic Religion" at the Religion in American History Blog the other day?

Congratulations to MA student Jesca Scaevola on being awarded an Ancient Studies Supplemental Stipend by the Ancient Studies Committee!

Professor Signe Cohen has been awarded an Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for 2013 from the Graduate Student Association.

Video of this year's Religion & Public Life Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Kaza is now available.

Professor Callahan recently discussed the rise of the "religiously unaffiliated," also called the "nones," on KBIA's Intersection program.

This past weekend some of our professors and students attended a conference at Indiana University in Bloomington on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's Abington v Schempp decision, which some say marked the beginning of the growth of religious studies in public universities.

Professor Nate Hofer presented a paper at the Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in New Orleans on October 13, 2013. The paper was called: “Abū l-Ḥasan al-Shādhilī and the Institutionalization of Sufi Identity.” He also organized a panel at the conference on the topic of “Rethinking the Consolidation of Sufi Traditions in the Medieva

Religious Studies MA student Abel Gomez participated in an event this week that was related to both Transgender Awareness Week and Native American Heritage Month.