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Department Statement of Solidarity

Department Statement of Solidarity
   June 2, 2020

As faculty of the Department of Religious Studies, we express our profound sadness and anger at the most recent revelations of America’s long-standing violence against Black bodies.

To our African American colleagues and students: we see you; we grieve with you; we pledge to become ever more effective allies in dismantling white supremacy and its systemic legacies. As scholars of...

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Celia Sinclair contributes to Wabash Center's Vlog Series

Covid-19 and Interviews: Vlog with Celia Sinclair
   May 15, 2020
From Celia Sinclair:
 

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James Tabor in Bible History Daily

James Tabor on "The Three Most Important Women In Mark's Gospel -- All Unnamed"
   May 15, 2020

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Kent Brintnall receives Grant from Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning

"Shaping Teaching and Learning in Stand-Alone M.A. Programs in Religious Studies"
   April 3, 2020
Dr. Brintnall, who will take over as Director of Graduate Studies beginning in fall 2020, has received a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Learning that will fund a gathering of directors of stand-alone M.A. programs in Religious Studies so that they can learn from each other about the unique...

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Religious Studies Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Check out the 2020 fall class schedule for Religious Studies!
   April 2, 2020

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Alex Kaloyanides' book is recipient of Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion!

Her monograph, "Objects of Conversion, Relics of Transition," to be published by Columbia Univ Press
   April 2, 2020

Congratulations to Alexandra Kaloyanides, whose monograph, Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance, received the Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion from the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia, and is now contracted with Columbia University Press.

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Dan White's India

Photography Exhibit from J. Daniel White's collection
   March 10, 2020

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to cancel Dan...

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David Flaherty awarded Critical Language Scholarship

Religious Studies graduate student awarded CLS scholarship
   March 2, 2020

It is with great pleasure to announce that David Flaherty, a Master’s student in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte, has been accepted for both the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) 2020 summer language programs. He will attend the CLS program this summer to continue his Hindi studies. Following the summer program, he will...

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UNC Charlotte 4th Annual Religious Studies Graduate Conference

Sensory Cultures of Religion
   February 10, 2020
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has...

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Keynote Speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer

Graduate Student Conference: Sensory Cultures of Religion
   February 10, 2020
Dr. Donovan Schaefer will be the keynote speaker at the  4th annual graduate student conference of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte, and will be held on March 14th, 2020. The theme this year is Sensory Cultures of Religion.  Dr. Schaefer's talk is titled, Feeling Faithless: Taking the Affective Turn in Secularism Studies. As he explains...

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