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.

Duke Divinity's Dean Heath Steps Down

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Dr. Elaine Heath has stepped down as dean of Duke Divinity School.  Dr. L. Gregory Jones will be interim dean while a national search is conducted. To read more, click here.
Joel Marcus, Ross Wagner, David Smith, Brittany Wilson, Mark Goodacre

David Smith Successfully Defends Dissertation

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
David Smith, a 6th year student in New Testament, successfully defended his dissertation today!  Titled "Luke, the Jews, and the Politics of Early Christian Identity," his dissertation was on identity politics and Jewish/Christian relations in the Gospel of Luke. He is pictured here with his... Read More »
Juskus and research group

Ryan Juskus' Research Takes Him to Alabama

Monday, July 16, 2018
Ryan Juskus' summer has not been a typical one. He has been involved in a project researching sanitation access in Lowndes County, Alabama, where up to 90% of households have either no or inadequate access to sanitation. Read more here.
Kara Slade's Defense Committee

Slade's Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Kara Slade successfully defended her dissertation today! Her dissertation "The Fullness of Time: Christological Interventions Into Scientific Modernity" was directed by Dr. Amy Laura Hall and Dr. Willie J. Jennings. This is not Kara's first PhD at Duke.  Her BSE, MS, and... Read More »
Jeremy Begbie and Norman Wirzba

Two GPR Faculty Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Two of our Graduate Program in Religion faculty have been appointed Distinguished Professor chairs. Dr. Jeremy Begbie and  Dr. Norman Wirzba, whose primary appointments are in Duke Divinity School, have been recognized with this, the highest honor awarded by the University to outstanding... Read More »
David Smith headshot

Smith Completes Notre Dame Fellowship in Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
David Smith, PhD Candidate in New Testament, recently completed a year in residence in Jerusalem at the University of Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute.  Smith was one of four young scholars chosen for this competitive fellowship for advanced doctoral students. ... Read More »

Sean Burrus Appointed as Mellon Fellow

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
GPR alumnus Sean Burrus, Ph.D. has been appointed by Bowdoin College Museum of Art as the next Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow! He will serve from 2018-2021 in this role, which includes strengthening the academic role of BCMA's collections across campus and helping facilitate the... Read More »
Diana Abernethy

Abernethy Announces New Position

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Diana Abernethy, Ph.D. Candidate in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion with a concentration in Old Testament in the Religion Department at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL beginning in August 2018. Abernethy is slated to... Read More »
Jeff Nicolaisen

Jeffrey Nicolaisen Awarded Two Fellowships for 2018-2019

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jeff Nicolaisen, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Religion, has been awarded two fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. He was selected to receive both the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellowship and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Nicolaisen has been no... Read More »