Mark Goodacre Chosen for Bass Chair

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Mark Goodacre has been chosen for a Bass Chair. Beginning July 1, he will be the Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies. This is a great honor for Mark, for the department of Religious Studies, and for the Graduate Program in Religion. Congratulations, Mark!

Duke Graduate School Announces Fellowship Awards

Friday, February 23, 2018
Several fellowship awards have been announced recently for the 2018-2019 academic year. Mike Grigoni and Chris Howell have each been given Domestic Dissertation Travel Awards to help cover anticipated research expenses. Torang Asadi and Josh Young have both been selected as Julian Price... Read More »
Congratulations to Scott Muir on His Post-Doc Fellowship!

Congratulations to Scott Muir on His Post-Doc Fellowship!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
American Religion Doctoral Student Scott Muir has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Humanities Alliance. Scott will be applying the survey design and quantitative analysis skills acquired through the program to support the NEH For All project. With a grant from the Mellon... Read More »

David Morgan and Images

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Check out David Morgan discussing images.
Celebrating Duke and The Meyers

Celebrating Duke and The Meyers

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Chronicle published "Dear Old Duke: The Meyers" on February 13, 2018. The article celebrates Duke's history by doing a "then and now" feature with Drs. Eric and Carol Meyers, who have long been a part of it. We are grateful that the Meyers have been a part of Duke, the Department of... Read More »
Sam Kigar's Dissertation Defense Was Successful

Sam Kigar's Dissertation Defense Was Successful

Friday, February 2, 2018
Sam Kigar successfully defended his dissertation February 2, 2018.  His committee was co-chaired by Dr. Ebrahim Moosa and Dr. David Morgan, and committee members were Dr. Mona Hassan, Dr. Cemil Aydin (UNC-CH) & Dr. Winnifred Sullivan (Indiana U, Bloomington).  Sam's dissertation topic... Read More »

Dr. David Morgan's New Book

Thursday, February 1, 2018
David Morgan talks about his new book ​Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment ​ in this video. Congratulations to Dr. Morgan on his latest publication. Check it out!

Angel of Death or Angel of Life?

Monday, January 29, 2018
Graduate Program in Religion professor Kate Bowler in her January 26, 2018 article for the NY Times, “What to Say When you Meet the Angel of Death at a Party,” gives her insights on how to communicate appropriately to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Bowler has been living under... Read More »
Scott Muir Successfully Defends Dissertation

Scott Muir Successfully Defends Dissertation

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Scott Muir, a doctoral student in the American Religion track, successfully defended his dissertation today! Muir's dissertation "Eruditio et Religio: A Comparative History of Religious Life on Four Campuses," was well-received by his exam committee.  His committee was comprised... Read More »

Duke Graduate Students Protest Proposed Tax Plan

Thursday, December 7, 2017
On November 29, a group of Duke University graduate students abandoned their work in protest of the proposed tax bill and its implications for them and others like them.  Several Graduate Program in Religion students joined the protest, including PhD candidate Joseph Longarino.... Read More »