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Daniel Vaca, Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of Humanities wins honorable mention for his book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America, from the Modern Language Assocation's Matei Calinesco Prize.
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New Course Fall 2021: Ecowomanism

Religious Studies is excited to announce a new course taught this fall 2021: RELS 2600H, Ecowomanism with Visiting Professor Melanie Harris.
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2021 McVickar Prize Winners

The Department of Religious Studies is proud to announce the winners of the Bishop McVickar Thesis Prizes for 2021. Originally instituted in 1909 by the Rt. Rev. William Neilson McVickar, the prizes are awarded annually for the best honor theses written on any topic related to the academic study of religion. Submissions are invited from current Brown University students in any concentration, drawing on any methodology.
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Visiting Assistant Professor Finnian Moore-Gerety has teamed up with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Watson Institute on a podcast exploring scholarship around South Asian religions across the disciplines - contemplative studies, religious studies, anthropology, history, critical theory and political science.
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Religious Studies together with the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life, Brown RISD Hillel, and Brown's Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation are pleased to announce that Eric K. Ward of Western States Center will be delivering this year's K. Brooke Anderson Lecture.
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Daniel Vaca discusses his new book

Assistant Professor Daniel Vaca discusses his new book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America on the podcast Christian Rightcast.
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Regal House Publishing

Mark Cladis publishes new book

Professor Mark Cladis has published a new book, In Search of a Course. In Search of Course draws on a personal narrative of the journey of finding a course "for your life" and a course for "the University." In an interview with Regal House Publishing, Prof. Cladis discusses the process and inspiration for the book. The book will be available in bookstores on January 8, 2021.
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Association for Jewish Studies

PhD Alum Karen Stern wins award

KAREN B. STERN of Brooklyn College, Brown Ph.D. 2006, has won a 2020 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies for her book Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2018).
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Visiting Assistant Professor Srinivas Reddy's new book

We're thrilled to share that Visiting Assistant Professor Srinivas Reddy's new book will be released online this week. Please see the information below as shared by the Center for Contemporary South Asia. Please join the Department in congratulating Srini!
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Patheos

Daniel Vaca discusses new book

Daniel Vaca, the Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of Humanities, and Religious Studies very own Director of Undergraduate Studies discusses his new book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America with John Turner on the blog Anxious Bench on the Patheos website.
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Shahzad Bashir wins Presidential Faculty Award

Professor Shahzad Bashir is the recipient of the Presidential Faculty Award and will present the corresponding lecture, on Feb. 24, 2020.
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The Syndicate

Prof. Thomas Lewis’ New Book

Prof. Thomas Lewis' most recent book, Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion and Vice-Versa, has been highlighted on the prominent academic website the Syndicate. The website devotes itself to the intellectual discussion of scholarship in the Humanities. To join the discussion on Prof. Lewis' book click here.
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D. Max Moerman gives lecture on talismans in pre-modern Japan

D. Max Moerman, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, Columbia University will present a lecture on Thursday, April 12 at 5:30pm in the Petteruti Lounge.
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