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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
On March 6, 2020 at 6pm, Professor Joseph Winters, Duke University, will present "Death, Spirituality, and the Matter of Blackness," as part of the 2020 Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference, titled, "Death."
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.
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.