How does curiosity lead to opportunity? A student’s development of new skills

People often enter the academic study of religion because of questions and curiosities
that we have about the world around us. Cultivating these curiositiescan lead to new questions about how groups and texts work. […]

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Understanding how things work: The benefits of Religious Studies for a career in technology security

Understanding the various systems that organize the world is one outcome of a major inReligious Studies. Though it was not his first expectation, that is exactly what Justin Nelson (RELmajor who graduated in 2007) credits for contributing to various successes he has experienced.Last month, Justin returned to campus for Grad Tales, a department event that features alumnisharing with students their journey from graduation to wherever they are now. It is anencouraging event to attend during undergrad as most, if not […]

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American Examples 2024: Call for Participants

We are excited to announce a call for participants for the 2024 American Examples workshops! American Examples is a collaborative working group for early career scholars who study religion in America, broadly conceived, from a variety of disciplines. That is, it is for scholars from any discipline who study “something someone called religion somewhere someone called America.” The program is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. American Examples engages the study of religion in America across three areas: research, teaching, […]

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We’re hiring: Assistant Professor in Social Theory and Digital Studies of Religion

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Social Theory and Digital Studies of Religion, beginning August 2024. The area of specialization (historic period, region, or group studied) is open; however, the successful candidate must complement and enhance the current specialties of the Department by using social theory to understand religion as an element of culture. The specific research area is […]

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