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...

Deborah Whitehead

Professor Whitehead Featured in Daily Camera

July 12, 2016

Religious Studies Professor Deborah Whitehead recently lent her expertise on the complexity of religion in the US to the Daily Camera . The article examines the demographics of Buddhism in Boulder in anticipation of the Dalai Lama's visit to CU in June 2016. Religious affiliation is tricky to measure, says...

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits CU

July 1, 2016

Professor Holly Gayley and members of the Tibet Himalaya Initiative at their audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his visit to CU Boulder. The Dalai Lama held two events at CU Boulder including a talk on "Educating the Heart and Mind" at Coors Events Center...

Religious Studies Students and Faculty Reunion

Nevada Drollinger (2015) Starts Ph.D. program at Arizona State University in Fall

July 1, 2016

Alumna Nevada Drollinger (2015) will start a Ph.D. program in Religious Studies at Arizona State University in the fall, studying Burmese Buddhism with Professor Juliane Schober. Nevada (2nd from right in the photo) had a baby in March and came to Boulder for a reunion with Religious Studies faculty and...

Josh Wright

Joshua Wright Accepted into PhD Program at Harvard

June 1, 2016

Joshua Wright has accepted a fully-funded offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. He will continue to research American religious history from the late eighteenth century to the present, focusing on eschatology and the construction of religious authority in...

Jonathan Dickstein

Jonathan Dickstein Accepted into PhD Program at UC-Santa Barbara

May 19, 2016

For his doctoral degree at UC-Santa Barbara, Jonathan departs thematically from his Master's work on the topic of God in the Classical Yoga tradition. His current research traces the history of nonviolence in South Asia, specifically concerning the human use and consumption of nonhuman animals. His interdisciplinary research is based...

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Congratulations Religious Studies Class of 2016!

May 6, 2016

The Department of Religious Studies held its Spring Recognition Ceremony on May 6th. Congratulations to all of the Religious Studies Graduates! Master of Arts: Jonathan Dickstein Kathryn Huether Tyler Lehrer Elizabeth Lewis Sonam Nyenda Joshua Wright Bachelor of the Arts: Alison Binch Morgan Bond Carly Cain Andrew Cramer III Bryan...