Chelsea Kennedy

Graduate Student Chelsea Kennedy Wins FLAS Fellowship

March 27, 2023

Religious Studies graduate student Chelsea Kennedy was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) award from the Center for Asian Studies. This competitive award is intended to support intensive language study in a formal modern Asian language program over the summer. Chelsea will use the award to study Arabic...

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Samuel Boyd Wins 2022-2023 Faculty Leadership Award

March 27, 2023

Professor Samuel Boyd was selected as a member of the Faculty Leadership Institute Fellowship for the AY 2022-2023. The fellowship gathers faculty members from a variety of departments to discuss issues of administration at various levels within the university. Fellows hear about the leadership stories and histories of other mid-to-advanced...

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New Translations of Kingdoms of Faith

March 13, 2023

Prof. Catlos’s book Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain (Basic Books: 2018) has just been signed by Kronik publishing in Istanbul, which will produce a Turkish translation in 2024. The book has already been translated into Spanish, Polish, German, Korean and Complex Chinese and is forthcoming in...

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Loriliai Biernacki presents paper at International Society for Contemplative Studies

Feb. 14, 2023

Dr. Loriliai Biernacki gave a paper for the Keynote Interdisciplinary Panel for the International Society for Contemplative Studies held February 1-5. Her paper “First-Person Ontologies” addressed using models of ontological subjectivity as a way of parsing out a contemporary neuroscience model of consciousness and the brain. Following this, she also...

Aun H. Ali

Aun H. Ali and Stephanie Su win Dean's Innovation Fund grant

Jan. 30, 2023

As part of their work on the DEI submcommittee of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate Aun Hasan Ali, assistant professor of religious studies, and Stephanie Su, assistant professor of art history, have been awarded a $33,500 grant from the Dean's Innovation Fund. The grant establishes a partnership between CU...

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Listen to Prof. Brian Catlos talk about his new book

Nov. 2, 2022

Professor Catlos was interviewed on the New Books Network, regarding his new text book and source anthology, The Sea in the Middle: The Mediterranean World, 650-1650 and Texts from the Middle: Documents from the Mediterranean World, 650-1650 on the New Books Network. Listen here:

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Event: Sacred Responses to Climate Change: Seeking Common Ground

Sept. 19, 2022

Sacred Responses to Climate Change: Seeking Common Ground Friday, September 23, 1:00-5:00 pm Abrams Lounge C4C This inter-faith panel discussion focuses on sacred responses to environmental crisis. Panelists will discuss how religious ethics are shaping environmental ethics from a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Indigenous perspective. Panelists include: Loriliai Biernacki,...

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The Demonization of Malcolm X, The Sanitization of Dr. Martin Luther King

Sept. 19, 2022

The CU Mediterranean Studies Group presents a public lecture: “The Demonization of Malcolm X, the Sanitization of Dr. Martin Luther King” Dr. Nebil Husayn, Religious Studies, University of Miami Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:00–7:30, HUMN 250 This lecture challenges the ways in which two icons of the 1960s, Dr. King...

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Professor Brian Catlos Publishes Two New Books

Sept. 12, 2022

Prof. Catlos announces the publication of two books: The Sea in the Middle: The Mediterranean World, 650–1650 and Texts from the Middle: Documents from the Mediterranean World, 650–1650 co-written and co-edited, respectively with Thomas Burman (Notre Dame) and Mark Meyerson (Toronto), both published by the University of California Press. The...

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...