Caleb Elfenbein, Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies meets with a small group of students in the Iowa Room in the basement of Burling Library

Religious Studies

Religious Studies helps you develop tools to understand the complex ways that people across history and around the world oppose oppression, justify violence, understand their bodies, and give meaning to their lives. Our curriculum is among the most international on campus and many majors study abroad, bringing their experiences to capstone seminars and mentored research projects. We prepare you for a diverse world and a variety of professional paths including law, medicine, and nonprofit leadership.

Department News

Fear in Our Hearts: What Islamophobia Tells Us about America

Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies Caleb Elfenbein will discuss his newly published book "Fear in Our Hearts: What Islamophobia Tells Us about America".

Gates Lecturer

Gates Lecturer Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst will give the 2021 Gates Lecture on April 8 noon–1 p.m. on Webex.

How a Single Religious Studies Course Can Have an Impact on One’s Life

Religious Studies as a part of one’s liberal arts education

Department Information

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