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With particular strengths in the study of Christianity, Judaism, American religions, Islam, secularism, Buddhism, and other Asian religions, the Department of Religious Studies emphasizes descriptive, historical, and theoretical approaches to the study of religion.

Upcoming Events



Limpieza de Sangre and the “Clash of Civilizations”; Or, What Hath the Soul to Do with Racialized Bodies?

Sylvester A. Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mar 4, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" lecture series.



Book Celebration: Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada (Kalamazoo College) with Anthea Butler (Penn) Responding
Mar 4, 2021 at -

A celebration of Dr. Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada's 2020 book Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



Race, Class and Privilege: How Latino Jews Navigate Life in the United States

Laura Limonic, College of Old Westbury at the State University of New York
Mar 18, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" lecture series.