Erin Zoutendam

Zoutendam Wins DAAD Grant

Thursday, April 12, 2018
What's better than studying German in Germany?  Winning a grant to study German in Germany. Erin Zoutendam has done just that. She has won a grant from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) that will pay her course fees and travel to participate in International Summer School... Read More »
Michelle Wolff

Alumna Michelle Wolff Announces New Position

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dr. Michelle Wolff, 2017 Christian Theological Studies alumna of the GPR, has accepted a tenure-track position at Augustana College in the Religion department!  Augustana College is located in Rock Island, Illinois. In addition, Michelle's first peer-reviewed article is out... Read More »
Faculty and Staff Honor Colleague Hwansoo Kim at Dinner

Hwansoo Kim Leaving Duke

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Beloved faculty member Hwansoo Ilmee Kim has accepted an offer at Yale. Yale has created a new position in Korean Studies. An alumnus donated $3 million for an endowment specifically for Korean studies. There is also an endowment of $1.5 million in the Department of Religious Studies that can be... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »