GDRS Alum Calls for a Rethinking of Collegiate Sports Culture

GDRS Alum Onaje Woodbine (PhD 2014) has pursued an extremely unique line of academic inquiry, both as a GDRS student and since his graduation. His dissertation, titled “The Power of Social Practice: African American Street Basketball and Embodied Spirit” was based on narratives he collected from street basketball players. The stories he collected in his […]

GDRS and BTI Students are Briefed on How to Successfully Craft an AAR Proposal

GDRS faculty member and resident AAR expert Prof. Kecia Ali held a workshop this past Wednesday for students interested in submitting a paper proposal for this year’s American Academy Religion annual conference. Students from BU’s Graduate Division of Religious Studies and School of Theology as well as Boston College’s School of Theology were briefed on […]

Two GDRS Students Receive Awards from the BU Center for the Humanities

Two GDRS PhD students were among the recipients of the the annual awards administered by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.  Lauren Kerby, whose research focuses on religious tourism in Washington, DC, was one of the students awarded the Edwin S. and Ruth M. White Prize.  Rebecca Esterson, whose research focuses on the early […]

GDRS Celebrates its 2014-2015 Graduates

On May 15, 2015 the Graduate Division of Religious Studies held its annual graduation celebration.  Friends, family, students, faculty and staff gathered to toast the achievements of the new PhD and MA graduates in Religious Studies.  This year, Doctrates of Philosophy were awarded to Margaret Arnold, Theresa Cooney, Joel Daniels, Peter Hasbrouck, Giacomo Leoni, Yair […]

GDRS PhD Candidate Leading Seasonal Tours of the King’s Chapel Crypt

BU Today explored the King’s Chapel crypt, open for special tours during the Halloween season, with GDRS PhD Candidate Theresa Cooney. “The building is ambient, the electricity flickers, there’s always rumbling from a train… This place has amazing energy,” Cooney says. “There’s over 300 years of history down here.” Find out about the eery history […]

Alumni Earn Tenure and Tenure-Track Positions

Alumni Joe Laycock recently began a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the Philosophy Department at the University of Texas, San Marcos.  UT San Marcos currently only has an option for a religious studies minor and Joe is helping to build and generate interest in a new religious studies major. Joe […]