I Know You Are But What Am I?

By Cara Burnidge

Cara Burnidge, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Northern Iowa, teaches Religions of the World and researches religion in U.S. foreign relations. She also tweets and, along with her students, curates a Flipboard magazine dedicated to religion in international affairs.

Readers beware: this blog post is not about religion. It is a reflection on some of the issues involved in defining an object of study.*

This past week, Rachel Maddow kicked off her show with an international topic dominating the news. Before she talked about bombings, though, she turned her attention to borders.

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The Manly School of Drama

REL Movie Star

Check out the department’s Vimeo page for our latest video. In the spirit of learning from our mistakes, we put together the bloopers from our recent projects and made a how-to guide to REL stardom! Julliard-trained, more like Manly-trained.

5 Tips for Being an REL Movie Star from UA Religious Studies.

REL, the Buzzfeed version

buzzfeedThe Vimeo page has been pretty active so far this summer, and the REL movie crew has produced yet another hit!

We took a cue from Buzzfeed for our newest video, “5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About REL Majors.” Watch to hear how our majors answer such questions as, “Why did you major in REL?”, “What do you like about the department?”, as well as a few fun ones too.

5 Things to Know About REL Majors from UA Religious Studies.