Diana Abernethy

Dr. Diana Abernethy

Friday, November 16, 2018
Diana Abernethy, of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, successfully defended her dissertation November 13, 2018. Her dissertation was titled "Profiles in Deception: Lying and Falsehood in 1 Samuel." Dr. Stephen B. Chapman directed the dissertation, and Carol L. Meyers, Anathea Portier-Young,... Read More »
Yael with her committee

Dr. Yael Lazar

Friday, November 16, 2018
Yael Lazar successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "Networked Devotion: Hindu Adoption of Digital Media" November 14, 2018. Yael, Oren and children will be moving back to Israel in December. Pictured are Negar Mottahedeh, Laurie Patton (remote), Yael Lazar, Leela Prasad (chair), and... Read More »
Teaching & Learning session

Teaching & Learning Holds Session on Scholars@Duke

Thursday, October 25, 2018
As part of the Teaching and Learning Luncheon, we were joined by Julia Trimmer and Lamont Cannon from Duke’s Office of the Provost, Finance and Administration to learn about Scholars@Duke which features the research, scholarship and activities of Duke faculty members and academic staff. As a... Read More »

Chris Howell's Class Featured in Chronicle Article

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Chris Howell, PhD student in American Religion, was quoted in an article by The Chronicle for his upcoming class "Harry Potter and Religion."  Read more here.
Arguing with Aseneth

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Monday, October 15, 2018
Jill Hicks-Keeton, a Duke Graduate Program in Religion alumna, has released her new book, Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity. One of the central controversies of the early church was whether or not gentile converts would be required to be circumcised... Read More »

Duke is Well Represented at AAR/SBL

Monday, October 15, 2018
A number of GPR students and faculty will be presenting in the AAR/SBL to be held in Denver, Colorado November 17-20. The annual conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature is perhaps the most important conference of the year for those in the field of... Read More »
Illuminating Justice

Illuminating Justice

Monday, October 1, 2018
A first-year PhD student in Duke's Graduate Program in Religion, Jonathan Homrighausen has recently published a new book. Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in The Saint John's Bible, the first major handwritten and hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the... Read More »
A Live Retrospective (album cover)

A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
Wen Reagan, an alumnus of the Graduate Program in Religion, has recently released a new live album: "A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018!" These recordings are the sounds of teachers, physicians, accountants, students, speech therapists, and engineers, all volunteers in a 200-person... Read More »
Mani Rao's "Living Mantra" book cover

Alumna Dr. Mani Rao's Book Release

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Asian Religions alumna Mani Rao's new book Living Mantra was just released in the Palgrave Macmillan Contemporary Anthropology of Religion series. "An intellectual journey through mantra practice at three Goddess-centered mantra communities in Andhra-Telangana, India Combines narrative,... Read More »
Recent alumnus Dr. Scott Muir

Dr. Scott Muir Reflects on "Postdoc Purgatory"

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Recent alumnus Scott Muir reflects on his journey searching for tenure-track jobs while writing his dissertation, and where it has led. Read more here.