Department of Religious Studies


Community Discussions

The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house — AUDRE LORDE The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Religious Studies and the Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) recently hosted a forum to discuss “Prop A in the Context of Race and Policing in Austin, Texas,” bringing together community organizers, historians,… read more 

Celebrate International Archaeology Day

LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin UT has a long history of excavating ancient religious sites. James Wiseman’s excavation of the “Fountain of the Lamps” in Corinth and The Ostia Synagogue-area Masonry Analysis Project directed by professor emeritus L. Michael White have trained students in excavation techniques and inspired articles… read more 

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Religious Studies Alum Mac McCann Writes About Music at Largest LGBTQ-Inclusive Church in America

With 4,400 members, Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, TX is the largest LGBTQ-inclusive church in the country. UT Religious Studies alum Mac McCann visited the congregation to learn more about the music that brings people together. Link to article: Short Bio: Mac McCann graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in… read more 

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