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 .

Kristian Petersen

Kristian Petersen delivers lecture on Interpreting Islam in China, January 23rd at 6pm

Jan. 10, 2019

The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Kristian Petersen titled Interpreting Islam in China on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6pm. Dr. Petersen is an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University and an alum of CU’s Religious Studies Master’s program. Graduate students are invited to...

Sonam Nyenda at the Bhutan and Himalayan Research Center in Takse

Alumnus Sonam Nyenda founds Bhutan & Himalaya Research Centre at Royal University of Bhutan

March 25, 2018

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Two Religious Studies MA Students Receive Fulbright Awards

May 8, 2017

Two Religious Studies MA Students, Dillon Webster and Eben Yonnetti, Received 2017-2018 Fulbright Awards. Dillon Webster's project will be taking place in Barcelona Spain. Eben Yonnetti will be completing his Fulbright work in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. Congratulations Dillon and Eben! Read about Dillon, Eben and all of...


MA Student Eben Yonnetti Featured in Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 19, 2017


Exhibit on Tantric Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism Opens at Norlin Library

April 12, 2017

A library exhibit on "Tantric Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism" opened Wednesday, April 12 on the third floor of Norlin Library, next to the entrance to the stacks. It features an image of Dorje Drolö based on a liturgy from the collected works of the contemporary Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche, and...

Prof. Catlos

Mediterranean Studies Group Featured in Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 6, 2017

Professor Brian Catlos' Mediterranean Studies Group was recently highlighted in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine. Religious Studies graduate students Dillon Webster and Jeffrey Baron were also featured in the article for their work with the Mediterranean Studies Group. Read the article here .

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!

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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. ,

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Welcome to Our New Graduate Students

Aug. 29, 2016

The Department of Religious Studies welcomes a new cohort of eleven graduate students this year from around the United States and the world. Please join us in welcoming: Jeffrey Baron (University of California, Santa Cruz), advisee of Prof. Brian Catlos Bian Bingxia (South Central University for Nationalities), advisee of Prof...