Upcoming Events

Spring 2021

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

"Representation Matters: Hulu's 'Ramy'" moderated by Associate Professor Nancy Khalek, Religious Studies

Ramy is a Hulu show about how a first-generation, Egyptian-American Muslim navigates life, dating, and faith. Please join us for a moderated discussion with Professor Nancy Khalek about the show and how it touches on issues such as Islam in the media, Middle Eastern representation in popular culture, and much more! Sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies.  To register to click here



Monday, February 22, 2021

Religious Studies Virtual Open House

A chance for members of the department to gather together, and catch up, chat and otherwise share about life in quarantine.  If interested in attending, please email Nicole Vadnais for the Zoom link. 


Monday, March 1, 2021

Religious Studies Town Hall

For members of the Religious Studies Department, including, undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, faculty, and staff.  Held via Zoom.  For the link, please email, [email protected].

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2021 K. Brooke Anderson Lecture featuring Eric Ward, Western States Center

"Why We Need Each Other: Tackling the Triple Threat of Racism, Misogyny, and Antisemitism"

Followed by discussion moderated by Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity & Inclusion, and SEI Advisor to the Presdient, Rhode Island School of Design.

To Register:

Eric K. Ward is a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy.  In his 30+ year civil rights career, he has worked with community groups, government, and business leaders, human rights advocates, and philanthropy as an organizer, director, program officer, consultant, and board member.  The recipient of the Peabody-Facebook Futures Media Award, Eric's widely quoted writings and speeches are credited with key narrative shifts.  He currently serves as Executive Director of Western States Center, Senior Fellow with Southern Poverty Law Center, and Race Forward, and Co-Chair for The Proteus Fund. 

Sponsored by the K. Brooke Anderson Lecture Fund, held jointly by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and the Department of Religious Studies; Brown's Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation; and Brown RISD Hillel.