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Virginia Burrus will be a EURIAS Fellow-In-Residence at the IAS

December 29, 2014

Virginia Burrus (Ledden Professor) will be a EURIAS (European Institutes for Advanced Study) Fellow-in-Residence at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem for the 2015-2016 academic year, as a member of the Poetics of Christian Performance Research Group.

Diana Walsh Pasulka publishes Heaven Can Wait

December 28, 2014

Diana Walsh Pasulka (PhD 2003) has written Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture (Oxford U. Press, 2014).

Joanne Punzo Waghorne publishes on Diaspora and Global Civil Society

October 14, 2014

Joanne Punzo Waghorne (Professor) has written "From Diaspora to (Global) Civil Society: Global Gurus and the Processes of De-ritualization and De-ethnization in Singapore." In Hindu Rituals at the Margins (ed. T. Pintchman and L. Penkower; U.of South Carolina Press, 2014).

Vincent Lloyd receives development grant

October 13, 2014

Vincent Lloyd (Assistant Professor) has received an AAR Regional Development Grant to co-lead a workshop on teaching religion in prisons at the EIR meeting in May.

Gareth Fisher From Comrades to Bodhisattvas

August 15, 2014

Gareth Fisher  (Associate Professor) has written From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China, published by the University of Hawaii, 2014. (CAS press release)

Olga Solovieva has been named Assistant Professor and Director of the Religious Studies Program at Washington and Jefferson College

August 13, 2014

Olga Solovieva (PhD 2009) has been named Assistant Professor and Director of the Religious Studies Program at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA.

Carson Webb publishes A Swarm of Laughter!

August 12, 2014

Carson Webb (PhD ABD) has written "'A Swarm of Laughter!' On Kierkegaard's Conception of Enthusiasm and Its Comedic Remedy, an Enlightenment Inheritance," Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 19 (2014), 231-52. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College.

he Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion has been published

July 15, 2014

Clayton Crockett (PhD 1997), Jeffrey W. Robbins (PhD 2001) and B. Keith Putt edited The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana University Press, 2014)

Niebuhr Lincoln's Bishop

June 15, 2014

Gustav Niebuhr (Associate Professor) has written Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors, published by Harper Collins, 2014. (CAS press release)

Robert M. Ruehl awarded a Doctoral dissertation Prize from the Graduate School

May 14, 2014

Robert M. Ruehl earned his Ph.D. and was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the Graduate School at Syracuse University for his dissertation, "Thoreau's A Week, Religion as Preservative Care: Opposing the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, and a Religion of Subjection" (directed by Prof. Phil Arnold).

Dorina Miller Parmenter promoted to Associate Professor

May 13, 2014

Dorina Miller Parmenter (PhD 2009) has been approved for tenure and promoted to Associate Professor at Spalding University.

Ann Grodzins Gold (Watson Professor) has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

April 14, 2014

Ann Grodzins Gold (Watson Professor) has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2014-15; she has also been awarded a  9-month residential writing fellowship at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina and will be living in Chapel Hill for the coming academic year.  She will be completing a book manuscript  provisionally titled Shiptown: North Indian Lives between Rural and Urban. (more)

William Robert has been awarded a faculty fellowship by the SU Humanities Center.

April 13, 2014

William Robert (Assistant Professor) has been awarded a faculty fellowship by the SU Humanities Center. He will be on research leave for the 2014-15 academic year and writing a book about the medieval mystic, Angela of Foligno.

Dan Heifetz has been awarded a dissertation fellowship

April 12, 2014

Dan Heifetz (PhD ABD) has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the SU Humanities Center for 2014-15. His dissertation topic is “Science and Spirituality in the All World Gayatri Pariwar.”

Noëlle Vahanian has written The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

April 11, 2014

Noëlle Vahanian (PhD 1999) has written The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language (Fordham University Press, 2014)

Gustav Niebuhr has been recommended for tenure

March 13, 2014

Gustav Niebuhr (Associate Professor) has been recommended for tenure in the Newhouse School of Public Communications and will continue to teach half in the Department of Religion.

Gareth Fisher will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor

March 13, 2014

Gareth Fisher (Assistant Professor) will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and has been recommended for tenure in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Corrine Dempsey named Rose Marie Beston Chair

February 14, 2014

Corrine Dempsey (PhD 1996) has been named Rose Marie Beston Chair for International Studies at Nazareth College.

Joanne Punzo Waghorne Joanne Punzo Waghorne (Professor) has written "Reading Walden Pond at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore"

January 14, 2014

Joanne Punzo Waghorne (Professor) has written "Reading Walden Pond at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore," in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion 82/1 (2014).

Virginia Burrus has published with Marco Conti The Life of Saint Helia

The Life of Saint Helia (Oxford, 2014)

The Life of Saint Helia (Oxford, 2014)

January 13, 2014

Virginia Burrus (Ledden Professor) has published with Marco Conti The Life of Saint Helia: Critical Edition, Translation, Introduction and Commentary (Oxford, 2014).

Carson Webb has written, "Enthusiasm (Begeistring, Enthusiasme, Sværmeri)"

Carson Webb (PhD ABD) has written, "Enthusiasm (Begeistring, Enthusiasme, Sværmeri)," in Kierkegaard's Concepts, Tome 2: Classicism to Enthusiasm (Ashgate 2014), 2:235-241.

Jenny Caplan VAP at Western Illinois University

Jenny Caplan (PhD ABD) is Visiting Instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Illinois University for 2014-2015.