Category: Series

The REL blog has a variety of ongoing series that are routinely updated.

A Response to “Responsible Research Practices”: Index

As each successive part in this ongoing series is made posted, this index page will be updated with links. Introduction: Our Highest Ideals Part 1: General Reflections Part 2: Academic Freedom Part 3: Do No Harm Part 4: Research on Human Subjects Part 5: Sources and Interpretations Part 6: Irrevocable Commitments Part 7: Methodological Pluralism Part 8: Diverse Approaches Part 9: Broader Public Part 10: Peer Review Part 11: Research Assistants Part 12: Highest Standards Afterword: And Isn’t It Ironic? […]

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A New Series Kicks Off: Grad Tales Extra

Zac Parker graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Alabama in 2011. Here he helps us kick off our new, ongoing series, Grad Tales Extra, in which grads not able to join us on campus, to discuss the relevance of their degree, can drop us a line instead, to update us on what they’ve done since leaving Manly Hall. During the year following graduation, I spent many months traveling, camping, and backpacking around the country, taking […]

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A Good Book

Ever wonder if your professors have really read all those books in their offices? Well, they certainly have, and a few of those books have made lasting impressions on them. In our new series A Good Book, the REL faculty members each choose a book and discuss its influence on them — as a student, a scholar, and as a teacher. Eleanor Finnegan Merinda Simmons Mike Altman Sarah Rollens Steven Ramey Russell McCutcheon Nathan Loewen Ted Trost Steve Jacobs Richard Newton […]

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ar·ti·facts is an ongoing series showcasing different items of interest in the offices of our faculty. These minute long, shelf-stories highlight various items that bear some significance or importance to the professor and his/her role in the department. Did you miss any of the videos in the first series? If so, check out the links below. We also have several more in the works, so stay tuned for more ar·ti·facts videos! Season 1 Mike Altman Eleanor Finnegan Steve Jacobs Russell McCutcheon […]

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There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale

In the Fall of 2013, the Department of Religious Studies kicked off this new speakers series that invites REL graduates (one to two per semester) to come talk about what they’ve ended up doing with their undergraduate degree and how those skills apply to their career. To learn more about the series, take a look at the webpage. 2013-2014 Kim Davis Tim Davis Benjamin Simmons John Lyles Stay tuned for more info on our 2014-2015 speakers… […]

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Backstory is an ongoing series in which we ask a few questions of the REL faculty to learn a little more about their work, their background, and how they first discovered the academic study of religion. Mike Altman Matt Bagger Eleanor Finnegan Suma Ikeuchi Steve Jacobs Nathan Loewen Russell McCutcheon Steven Ramey Merinda Simmons Vaia Touna Ted Trost […]

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