Prasad's Classroom in Prison

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Duke Religious Studies and Graduate Program in Religion faculty member Dr. Leela Prasad's classroom is unlike others at Duke.  It's located at Butner Correctional Institute, and includes incarcerated individuals alongside Duke graduate students. Her project "Being Human at the Margin: Gandhian... Read More »

Provost Awards Tenure

Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Provost has granted tenure and promotion to Joe Winters!  Winters is now a new Associate Professor of Religious Studies! Winters' first book, Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress(Duke University Press, June 2016) examines how black literature and... Read More »

Bowler Selected as Iconic

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, has selected Kate Bowler as an iconic figure at Duke this year in its Chron15.  Honorees are selected for exemplifying the Duke community at its best. To read more, including what Dean L. Gregory Jones had to say about her, click here.

McGlothlin Wins 2019 Award

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Graduate Program in Religion alumnus Dr. Thomas McGlothlin, whose 2015 dissertation was directed by Dr. J. Warren Smith, was awarded the 2019 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. McGlothlin, who currently teaches at the Christian Academy in Japan, won with his... Read More »

Prasad Wins Dean's Award

Monday, January 14, 2019
GPR's Associate Professor Leela Prasad has been awarded the 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring!  Along with the recognition, there is a $3,000 prize attached to this award. The recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 27, at Sarah P. Duke Gardens... Read More »
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 »