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Religious Studies Newsletter, November Vol. 2

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   November 23, 2021

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Job Opening: Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies

   November 18, 2021

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Religious Studies Newsletter, November Vol. 1

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   November 9, 2021

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Religion & Futurity: Elsewhere, Elsewhere, and Beyond

A Virtual Research Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
   November 9, 2021

The Religious Studies Graduate Organization in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC  Charlotte is proud to announce its 5th annual graduate student conference on Friday, April 29,  2022 virtually. The theme for this year’s conference is Religion & Futurity: Elsewhere,  Elsewhen, and Beyond. Within...

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Bridging The Gap

A Graduate Research Symposium
   November 5, 2021

What constitutes a research gap? And what do we--as scholars, artists, activists, and  communities--do with these gaps? The English Graduate Student Association and Religious  Studies Graduate Association are excited to present Bridging the Gap: A Graduate Research  Symposium, a virtual symposium...

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Meet Trina Rumfelt!
   October 29, 2021

Trina Rumfelt, Graduate MA Student in Religious Studies

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Religious Studies Newsletter, October Vol. 2

Read Our Department's Bimonthly Newsletter!
   October 29, 2021

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Graduate Student Awarded Study Grant

   October 20, 2021

The Department of Religious Studies would like to congratulate David Flaherty, a Master's student studying South Asian religions, cultures, and histories, on being awarded the "Meyer-White Study Away Grant." This grant, as sponosored and funded by William and Barbara Branch, helps to fund student research that takes them outside of North Carolina and is named after the late Drs. Jeffrey Meyer...

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RELS Spring Schedule 2022

RELS Spring Schedule is Here
   October 15, 2021

Check out all the great courses being offered by the RELS faculty this spring 2022!

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

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Alumni Spotlight

Meet Lindsay Carroll
   October 15, 2021
Lindsay Carroll, Religious Studies MA Graduate

Lindsay Carroll was first introduced to Hinduisim through yoga, and pursued her master’s degree in Religious Studies as a way to gain more in-depth knowledge of Hinduism. As an artist, the graduate thesis process allowed her to refine her ability to commit to extended creative and scholarly endeavors. ...

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Dr. Sherman Is Heading to Heidelberg

   January 17, 2023

Dr. William E.B. Sherman has been awarded a fellowship to the ...

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Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Blog Post by the Author

   January 17, 2023

Dr. Hoenes del Pinal published some thoughts on his monograph, Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Catholic Parish Divided by Language and Faith (University of Arizona Press, 2022). Read here

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What is E2M?

   January 16, 2023

Dr. Julia Robinson Moore is very busy working on the various facets of her new project, E2M: Equity in Memory and Memorial. 

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Dr. Thiede and The Shiloh Project

   January 9, 2023

The Bible and Violence is a whole lot more than a two-part book; it’s a wide-ranging scholarly endeavor that includes creating intellectual community through workshopping, mentoring, training, and research events. Scholars involved are reading each other's works, meeting and talking through their interests and concerns, and learning directly from one another in a host of different...

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Learn About Material Culture

   January 3, 2023

Dr. Kaloyanides and Dr. Kati Curts's special issue explores four key categories: “Material,” “Economies,” “Religion,” and “America(s).” The ambition of this issue is that the collective inquiries of its 21 authors, which span various interpretive histories and genealogical fragments, can offer...

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Reviews of Dr. Thiede's Monograph

   July 15, 2022

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 friendships are fundamental to the Hebrew Bible. This book offers a detailed and explicit exploration of the ways in which shared...

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