Professor Deborah Whitehead

Deborah Whitehead Awarded Outstanding Faculty Mentor

June 9, 2021

Professor Deborah Whitehead was distinguished with an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her above-and-beyond commitment to helping religious studies students succeed. The awards, chosen by the Graduate School each year, specifically recognize outstanding service and leadership toward graduate students. Dean Scott Adler wrote in the award letter: “The attached nomination...

Inseparable Across Lifetimes book cover

Holly Gayley Receives Kayden Translation Award

March 22, 2021

Holly Gayley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received a 2021 Kayden Translation Award for her book, Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo . An inspiring and intimate tale set against the turmoil of recent Tibetan history, Inseparable across...

Book cover thumbnail

Book Launch: Voices from Larung Gar, edited by Holly Gayley - April 10

March 22, 2021

Please join us April 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 MDT for a symposium and book launch for Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century , an anthology edited by Dr. Holly Gayley. More information and registration details .

Ramon Berenguer I of Barcelona and his wife, Almodis de la Marche, counting out 2,000 ounces of gold coins as payment to William Raymond and Adelaide, count and countess of Cerdanya, in return for their rights over Carcassonne in 1067.

Summer Skills Seminar at CU Boulder: “Introduction to the Archive of the Crown of Aragon (documents in Latin to ca. 1350)”

May 11, 2020

Organized by the CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Mediterranean Seminar, the 3 rd Summer Skills Seminar gets underway on May 12 th , 2020. Originally planned as an in-person event at CU Boulder, in the face of the present public health crisis the seminar was quickly reconfigured as an...

Elaine Pagels

Lester Lecture with Elaine Pagels CANCELLED

March 11, 2020

We regret to announce that the religious studies department’s annual Lester Lecture with Elaine Pagels, which had been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has once again been cancelled. Please check back with us in the future to see if there will be another rescheduling.

Erik Braun photo

Guest Lecture: "Seeing through Mindfulness" with Erik Braun on Thursday, February 27th

Feb. 14, 2020

Please join us for a lecture by Erik Braun (University of Virginia) on "Seeing through Mindfulness: Bare Attention, Brain States, and the Formation of the Self." The lecture will take place at 6pm on Thursday, February 27 in Hale 270. It is co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, Crown Wellness...

quran and beads

Professors Catlos and Gayley Featured at CHA Faculty Celebration

Feb. 5, 2020

Religious Studies professors Brian Catlos and Holly Gayley will be featured at an event celebrating 2019 faculty achievements hosted by the Center for Humanities & the Arts. Professor Catlos will be recognized for his book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain . Professor Gayley also published a...

jaipur graphic

Brian Catlos Featured Author at Jaipur Literary Festival 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

Prof. Brian A. Catlos will be a featured author at the Jaipur Literary Festival taking place from 22–27 January at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, India. In a session sponsored by the Agha Khan Foundation he will be interviewed by best-selling author, William Dalrymple, regarding Catlos’s recent book, Kingdoms of...


NEXT Graduate Journal of Religious Studies Vol. 6 is here!

Jan. 10, 2020

NEXT is a peer-reviewed journal of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder featuring insightful work from the next generation of religious studies scholars. Volume 6 (2019) can be found here .

sacks uva lecture

Prof. Elias Sacks: "In Defense of Perplexity," sponsored lecture at University of Virginia

Nov. 21, 2019

Elias Sacks, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, recently visited the University of Virginia to lecture about anti-intellectualism and Jewish thought, give a colloquium about the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory, and lead discussions with undergraduate and graduate students. His visit was sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program,...