Department of Religious Studies


The Body of the King in Islam

Azfar Moin will be presenting the keynote address of the 2021 New Generations Graduate Student Conference on Friday April 16, 2021 via Zoom from 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Register to attend the talk here. This event is sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of… read more 

Glynn Washington on “spooky” encounters

by Elli Anthony On February 10th, Dr. Brent Landau’s seminar section had the great pleasure of hosting Glynn Washington as their guest lecturer. Radio host and producer of Snap Judgement, he has a keen and developed interest in story-telling. Given his upbringing in a family enthralled with magic and breaking… read more 

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A Cellular Ritual: Olokun Festival, Egbe Onisin Eledumare, Trinidad

J. Brent Crosson’s photo essay called “A Cellular Ritual” won the Visual Essay Competition for “New Arts of Persuasion: Charisma, Aesthetics and The Making of Religio-Political Publics.” Read the essay and look at the photos here. J. Brent Crosson is an Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Texas… read more 

Invisible, Til We’re Not

by L. Nelson Leonard & Aixin Dunn L. Nelson Leonard: As an Asian American adoptee whose entire family is white, my family’s intentional colorblind means that my race is pretty invisible. When COVID-19 brought the world to a screeching halt, I was once again reminded that—even though my family insists… read more 

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