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New Course Fall 2021: Ecowomanism

Religious Studies is excited to announce a new course taught this fall 2021: RELS 2600H, Ecowomanism with Visiting Professor Melanie Harris. Dr.

(Distributed June 8, 2021)

2021 McVickar Prize Winners

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.

(Distributed April 26, 2021)

Sensing the Sacred - a new podcast with Prof. Finnian Moore Gerety

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.

(Distributed April 6, 2021)

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

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. K.

(Distributed April 1, 2021)

Daniel Vaca discusses his new book

Assistant Professor Daniel Vaca discusses his new book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America on the podcast Christian Rightcast.  The podcast hosted by Kristin Rawls and Jeff Eaton, explores Christian Fundamentalism and its impacts on American culture from pop music to politics.  To listen to the interview, click here or check it out whereever you get your podcasts.

(Distributed February 18, 2021)
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