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Jen Benedict's dissertation committee

Jen Benedict Defends Dissertation

Monday, April 2, 2018
PhD candidate in Early Christianity, Jen Benedict, today successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Truth to Power: The Politics of Theological Free Speech in the Cappadocian Fathers and Augustine of Hippo."  Serving on her committee were Professors J. Warren Smith (chair),... Read More »
Keegan and her exam committee members

Keegan Defends Dissertation

Friday, March 30, 2018
PhD candidate in American Religion Brenna Keegan successfully defended her dissertation today, which was titled "After Eden: Religion and Labor in the American West, 1868-1914." Chair of Religious Studies, David Morgan, chaired her exam committee, and Kate Bowler, Joe Winters, Betsy Olson (UNC-CH... Read More »
Politics of Movement poster

Torang Asadi Wins Grant

Thursday, March 29, 2018
PhD candidate Torang Asadi won a Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant, which she plans to use to take human-computer interaction courses to learn different research methods for studying religion and technology! She was also selected to present her dissertation research at an all-expenses... Read More »
Jamie Brummitt's Dissertation Committee

Brummitt Defends Dissertation

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Jamie Brummitt successfully defended her dissertation "Protestant Relics: Religion, Objects, and the Art of Mourning in the American Republic" March 29, 2018.  Her committee was chaired by David Morgan, and other committee members included Annabel Wharton, Grant Wacker, Kate Bowler and Lauren... Read More »
McKinley Defends Dissertation

McKinley Defends Dissertation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Alex McKinley successfully defended his dissertation Wednesday, March 21.  His advisor and chair was Leela Prasad, and committee members were Hwansoo Kim, Richard Jaffe, Anne Blackburn, and Laurie Patton. We wish all the best for Alex as he enters the job market.
Gehring Ladd Defends

Stephanie Gehring Ladd Defends Dissertation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Stephanie Gehring Ladd (Christian Theological Studies) successfully defended her dissertation Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Paul Griffiths was her advisor and Toril Moi, Jeremy Begbie, David Morgan, and Laurie Patton were her committee members. Best wishes to Stephanie from the Graduate Program in... Read More »
Brummitt Becomes Assistant Professor

Jamie Brummitt Secures Position

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Jamie Brummitt (PhD candidate in American Religion) accepted the position of Assistant Professor of American Religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She will start her new position in Fall 2018. More information about Jamie... Read More »
Erin Walsh

Walsh Announces Future Plans

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Next year Erin Galgay Walsh will be a junior fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Museum in Washington, D.C. Erin says, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to finish my dissertation and prepare my book manuscript with such resources and surrounded by an... Read More »

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 »

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