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Faculty Spotlight

RELS Students Begin Faculty Spotlight Series. Today: Dr. Will Sherman
   September 24, 2021
My research pulls in multiple directions, but it's also all driven by a fascination with how religious people have thought about the wild and expansive possibilities of language and literature. My first book, which should be published next year (knock on wood), is about a sixteenth-century Sufi...

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Religious Studies Virtual Informal Study Group Forming

David Flaherty, MA student in RELS, is Organizing an Informal Reading / Writing Group
   September 8, 2021
David Flaherty, a Master's student in the Department of Religious Studies, as well as Vice President and Secretary of the Religious Studies Graduate Organization, is organizing a virtual, informal study group.
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Congratulations to Dr. Thiede On Her New Book

Check Out Dr. Barbara Thiede's Most Recent Publication
   September 7, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Thiede on her recent publication of Male Friendship, Homosociality, and Women in the Hebrew Bible: Malignant Fraternities. Routledge, 2021.

Brief summary:

"Male alliances, partnerships, and...

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RELS Student Featured in Exchange, UNC Charlotte's CLAS Online Magazine

Annie Burchill discusses her path to leadership at UNC Charlotte and offers advice to new students
   May 26, 2021

Annie Burchill has distinguished herself at UNC Charlotte as she completed majors in Religious Studies and Criminal Justice and a minor in Urban Youth and Communities, graduating in May 2021 with ambitious plans to make a difference in the world.

“I recently submitted my intent to enroll at UNC Charlotte for my M.A. in Religious Studies,” Burchill says. “After that… who...

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RELS Master's Student David Flaherty Wins Summer FLAS Scholarship

David Flaherty to Study Hindi at UW-Madison South Asia Language Institute
   April 28, 2021
Congratulations to David Flaherty, a Master's student in the Department of Religious Studies, who was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) scholarship to continue his Hindi studies at the South Asia Language Institute (SASLI) at UW-Madison this summer....

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RELS Faculty Alex Kaloyanides Featured on World's Leading Podcast on Myanmar

Take a Moment to Tune In as Dr. Kaloyanides speaks about the 19th century Baptist mission in Burma.
   March 19, 2021

"Myanmar Musings (opens in new browser window) is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar."

"Who were the Baptists and why are they important to Burmese history? In our 50th episode we talk...

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1st Place Goes to RELS Graduate Student David Flaherty

Best Graduate Paper
   March 17, 2021

Congratulations to David Flaherty, a Master's student in the Department of Religious Studies, for winning "Best Graduate Paper" at the 2021 North Carolina Religious Studies Association (NCRSA) Conference. David presented his paper, "Strike A Pose: How Hijras Pose on Digital Religious Platforms," in which he explores the ways hijras, a group of individuals in India who do not identify...

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Wow! Take a Look. RELS Fall & Summer 2021 Classes are HERE

   March 15, 2021

RELS class descriptions for fall and summer are here!

Summer 2021 RELS courses (opens in new window)

Fall 2021 RELS...

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Black Muslim Experiences Wed Feb 17, 2021

Round Table Discussion
   February 17, 2021

A round table of Black Muslim scholars and activists speaking on areas of expertise to highlight the varied Black Muslim experiences within the US.  This event, hosted by the Women's Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, is intended to draw attention to the ways in which Black Muslims are very much a part of not just the Muslim narrative in the US, but overall...

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Julia Moore in local and national news

Julia Moore appeared in WCNC and NEWSWIRE
   June 16, 2020

On June 10th, Julia Moore appeared in Charlotte's WCNC to explain 'cancel culture.'

George Floyd's death creating 'cancel culture' for companies making racially insensitive comments

Author: Lana Harris
5:57pm June 10th, 2020

"CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the wake of George Floyd’s death, companies are increasingly being...

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