The One Game to Rule Them All: The 2019 Manly Cup Recap

In the Department of Religious Studies, we train students in the nuance of comparison and sophisticated understandings of classification. What better test could we offer at the end of the semester than the 11th Annual Manly Cup Competitive UNO Tournament.

Spring Semester Coming Attractions

After Spring break there’s plenty happening in REL. Apart from the American Examples workshop, mentioned in a post yesterday, on the first Monday back, starting at 10 am, we have our annual button event, just in time for the upcoming … Continue reading

“Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?”

Yes, this year’s Manly Cup will be students vs. faculty in Jeopardy! Which brings to mind that Cheers episode from so long ago, when Cliff, the know-it-all postal carrier, appeared on the show… Let’s hope everyone does a little better … Continue reading

Praxising What We Preach: Kickball and the Communitas of an Academic Department

Why do we teach our students social theory? Why teach them about collective effervescence, habitus, and discourse? I think we do it because we find these theories to be useful tools for analyzing and explaining the world around us. But … Continue reading