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David Shneer

Professor David Shneer Celebrates Launch of Journal

March 9, 2017

The journal Professor David Shneer co-edits, East European Jewish Affairs, recently launched a special edition on the theme “Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture.” (2016, no. 3). To celebrate the occasion, scholars, writers, visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, and graphic artists gathered for a Festival of Contemporary Russian Jewish American Culture to... Read more »
Brian Catlos

Professor Catlos to Deliver the The GRAY BOYCE Memorial Lecture in Medieval History at Northwestern University

March 8, 2017

Prof. Brian Catlos has been invited to give the 5th annual Boyce Gray Lecture at Northwestern University on 26 April . Sponsored by the History Department and the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the lecture series honors the achievements of Prof. Gray Boyce , a medieval historian who served as... Read more »
Caitlyn Brandt

Caitlyn Brandt Wins Beverly Sears Grant

March 7, 2017

Caitlyn Brandt, MA candidate, received the CU Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grant to help fund her research at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last fall. Congratulations Caitlyn!Read more »
Elias Sacks

Professor Elias Sacks in Arts and Sciences Magazine

March 2, 2017

The Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine's latest issue highlights Professor Elias Sacks and his recently published book “Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism” (Indiana University Press). Read the article here.Read more »
Professor Johnson

Professor Greg Johnson's Testiomy to be Live Streamed

Feb. 14, 2017

Watch Professor Greg Johnson testify in a trial in Hawaii on Thursday February 16 at noon here . It video will also be archived for viewing after ThursdayRead more »

Religious Studies Department Denounces Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Feb. 2, 2017

As members of the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, we express our outrage at the executive order issued by President Trump denying entry into the United States for the next 90 days to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan,... Read more »
G Johnson

Professor Johnson Quoted in Washington Post

Dec. 9, 2016

Professor Greg Johnson was recently quoted in an article in the Washington Post on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Greg Johnson, a Hawaiian religion expert and an associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the indigenous protests are increasingly led by organizers who are “generating” religion... Read more »

Professor Gayley's Book, Love Letters from Golok, Just Published

Dec. 5, 2016

Professor Holly Gayley just published her first book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet , with Columbia University Press. It came out in time for the American Academy of Relgion conference in San Antonio, November 19-22, 2016. The book chronicles the lives and letters of Khandro... Read more »
Alumni with Obama

Religious Studies Alumnus Congratulated by President Obama

Nov. 9, 2016

Alumnus of the Department of Religious Studies, John Lauer, was instrumental in helping to craft and pass a recent bill for healthcare for firefighters. John is pictured below with President Obama after the bill was passed. ,Read more »
Professor Greg Johnson

Professor Johnson Featured in ThinkProgress Article

Oct. 5, 2016

Professor Johnson Featured in ThinkProgress Article Professor Greg Johnson lent his expertise to recent article on ThinkProgress about the events occuring at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Religion has long been a part of Native American protest movements, as has its connection to the environmentalist struggle. But religious scholars say... Read more »