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

Dissertation-to-Book Workshop: "Anointed Citizenship: The Politics of Christian Border Crossing in the Korean War"

Sandra Park
Oct 20, 2022 at - | Cohen 204

This talk explores the wartime migration of North Koreans and their narrative and performative techniques in creating a distinctly Christian pledge of allegiance to the South Korean state and the US Cold War empire.…

Religious Studies Colloquium: Quilting Islam: Pakistan as an Islamic Republic

Ali Usman Qasmi
Oct 27, 2022 at - | 204 Cohen Hall

In many works on the history of Pakistan, the focus has been on tracing the ideological framework of an Islamic state and its impact on the country’s polity and society. In my paper, I explore a different aspect of…

Religious Studies Colloquium: "What is Transpacific American Religious History? Korea and the US as a Case Study”

Helen Jin Kim, Emory University
Nov 3, 2022 at - | 204 Cohen Hall