Department of Religion and Culture

The Department of Religion and Culture critically investigates religion, culture, and their relationships by problematizing what is commonly considered self-evident, especially since these subjects are intrinsic to understanding the human condition both locally and globally. In our research, teaching, and engagement, we seek to craft and apply new forms of critical inquiry that advance integrative intellectual thought. These paths of inquiry inform our engagement with students, who become well-prepared to understand complex transformations throughout their lives, whether they pursue graduate studies or other life trajectories.

Everyone should:


Undergraduate students can:


Graduate students can:

  • investigate the department's graduate programs, including
    1. the M.A. in Material Culture & Public Humanities
    2. the Graduate Certificate in the Liberal Arts (LRTC)
    3. the Graduate Certificate in Religious Studies
    4. the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) Ph.D. progam


Our Symposia

The Department of Religion and Culture has hosted yearly large-scale events since 2011, all related to pressing issues in today's world.

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