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!

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.

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 Thursday


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,...

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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...


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...

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. ,

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...

RLST Graduate Students

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...

Terry Kleeman

Professor Kleeman Featured in the New York Times

Aug. 9, 2016

Professor Terry Kleeman, of Religious Studies and Asian Languages and Civilizations, was recently interviewed by the New York Times about his new book " Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities ." Of Professor Kleeman the New York Times states: Terry F. Kleeman is a leading scholar of...