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Ann Grodzins Gold has published, “Waiting for Moonrise: Fasting, storytelling and marriage in provincial Rajasthan”

June 12, 2105

Ann Grodzins Gold (Chair and Thomas J. Watson Professor) has published, “Waiting for Moonrise: Fasting, storytelling and marriage in provincial Rajasthan,” in Oral Traditions, vol 29, no. 2, 2015, 203-224; she also published, "Rural Lives and Livelihoods: Perceptions of Security in a Rajasthan Village," in Human and International Security in India since Independence, edited by Crispin Bates, Akio Tanabe and Minoru Mio, London: Routledge, 2015.

Gareth Fisher interviewed regarding his recent book

December 25, 2015

Gareth Fisher (Associate Professor) was interviewed about his recent book for a podcast with Marginalia Review of Books.

William Robert has published, Revivals of Antigone

November 27, 2015

William Robert (Assistant Professor) has published, Revivals of Antigone, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2015.

cover image of William Robert's Revivals-of-antigone

Donovan O. Schaefer has published,Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution and Power

November 26, 2015

Donovan O. Schaefer (PhD 2012) has published, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution and Power, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

cover image of Donovan O. Schaefer's book

Patricia Cox Miller has published “Figuring Relics: A Poetics of Enshrinement”

October 29, 2015

Patricia Cox Miller (Emeritus Professor) has published “Figuring Relics: A Poetics of Enshrinement,” in Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond, ed. Cynthia Hahn and Holger A. Klein, Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2015, 99-110.

James W. Watts has published Iconic Scriptures from Decalogue to Bible

October 28, 2015

James W. Watts (Professor) has published, “Iconic Scriptures from Decalogue to Bible,” Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 6/2 (2015), online at http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/1032712ar; he also published, “Writing Commentary as Ritual and as Discovery,” in The Genre of Biblical Commentary: Essays in Honor of John E. Hartley, ed. William Yarchin and Timothy Finlay; Wipf & Stock, 2015, 40-53.

David Miller leads an Active Retirement

October 15, 2015

David L. Miller (Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion Emeritus), has been very active in retirement. He has had four major publications in the past two years: "On the Edge of the Round Table: Eranos and Theological Studies," Spring 92, 2015, 155-167; "The Indispensability of Theories of Myth for Biblical Studies: A Response to Robert Segal," in: D. Callender, ed., Myth and Scripture: Contemporary Perspectives on Religion, Language and Imagination  (Atlanta: SBL Scholars Press, 2014, 285-289; "Jung's Warning about Faith: The Psychological Danger of Belief," in: M. Sipiora, ed., Imaging Psychological Life: Philosophical, Psychological and Poetic Reflections, Amherst: Trivium Publications, 2014, 99-106; "Mything the Study of Myth," Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, volume 8, issue 4, 2014, 14-25.

Philip Arnold has been appointed co-P.I. on two major grants

August 1, 2015
August, 2015 - October, 2016

Philip Arnold (Associate Professor)  is a co-P.I. in two major grants awarded this fall:

  • NEH Digital Humanities Planning Grant for online atlas of the Oral History of Onondaga Lake (August 2015-October 2016) with Jane Read (Geography) and Rachel May (SU Sustainability)
  • EPA Grant "The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address as a pathway to Stewardship Education in the Onondaga Lake Watershed” (October 2015-October 2016) with Rachel May and Center for Native Peoples and the Environment (SUNY-ESF)

Carson Webb is appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Eureka College

July 15, 2015

Carson Webb (PhD 2014) is appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois

Jenny Caplan appointed VAP at Wesleyan University

Jenny Caplan, VAP Wesleyan University

Jenny Caplan, VAP Wesleyan University

June 14, 2015

Jennifer Caplan (PhD 2015) is appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University

Daniel Heifetz, Merton Humanities Teaching Fellow

Daniel Heifetz

Daniel Heifetz

June 13, 2015

Daniel Heifetz (formerly Cheifer; PhD 2015) is appointed Merton Humanities Teaching Fellow in the Religious Studies Department, Mercyhurst University

Jill Petersen Adams has been appointed Assistant Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Oxford College of Emory University

April 15, 2015

Jill Petersen Adams (PhD 2013) has been appointed Assistant Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Oxford College of Emory University, where she will manage logistics and supporting development of travel courses, coordinate CAE development efforts, assist with planning the annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts, and manage a program that develops undergraduates as teaching assistants.

James Watts, Käte Hamburg Kolleg Fellow at Ruhr Universität Bochum

Prof. James W. Watts

Prof. James W. Watts

April 14, 2015
James Watts (Professor) will be a Käte Hamburg Kolleg Fellow at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, for the 2015-2016 academic year, with a research group on "religion and the senses in intra- and inter-religious encounter."

Mooney and Lloyd co-author Birth, Love, and Hybridity: Fear and Trembling and the Symposium

April 13, 2015
Edward Mooney (Emeritus Professor) and Dana Loyd  (PhD student) have co-authored "Birth, Love, and Hybridity: Fear and Trembling and the Symposium," in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide (ed. D. Conway; Cambridge University Press, 2015), 166-187.

Sara Ann Swenson has been awarded the 2015 Mary Hatch Marshall Award

April 12, 2015

Sara Ann Swenson (PhD student) has been awarded the 2015 Mary Hatch Marshall Award for the best essay written by a SU graduate student in the humanities.  Her essay, “Subject to God:  Ecumenical Monasticism and the Making of the Shared Self,” was written for Prof. Gareth Fisher.

Craig Martin has been promoted to Associate Professor of Religious Studies at STAC

April 11, 2015

Craig Martin (PhD 2007) has been promoted to Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Thomas Aquinas College.

M. Gail Hamner publishes on Work and Life Balance

February 28, 2015

M. Gail Hamner (Professor) has written "Work and Life in Balance," Religious Studies News (2015), online.

Vincent Lloyd receives ACLS 2015 Research Fellowship

February 28, 2015

Vincent Lloyd (Assistant Professor) has received an ACLS 2015 Collaborative Research Fellowship to study the role that a changing American religious landscape has played in exponential prison growth.