About Us

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

An Uncouth Monk: The Moral Aesthetics of Buddhist Para-Charisma

CEAS/RELS/TRAP Faculty Working Group Joint Lecture on Southeast Asian Religions
Sara A. Swenson, Dartmouth College
Mar 21, 2024 at - | TBA

In this talk, I propose a theory of Buddhist “para-charisma” by analyzing the case of an iconoclastic monk in Vietnam. My argument draws from twenty…

Works in Progress with Barbara Ambros

TRAP Faculty Working Group Workshop
Barbara Ambros, UNC-Chapel Hill
Apr 11, 2024 at - | TBA

Join us for a works-in-progress lunchtime workshop with Barbara Ambros sponsored by the "Religions of Asia Project" Faculty Working Group. Preregistration is required for an accurate head count for lunch.…

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RELS Colloquium/TRAP Faculty Working Group Lecture
Barbara Ambros, UNC-Chapel Hill
Apr 11, 2024 at - | Cohen Hall 204

Barbara Rossetti Ambros is a professor in East Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at…