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1 month ago
Three professors in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.   Courtney Friesen is promoted from Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Classics...
1 month ago
By Caleb Simmons, Associate Professor of Religious Studies  To say the least, this year has been difficult. COVID-19 and the restrictions that have resulted because of the pandemic have certainly changed all of our lives. Many have lost and continue...
2 months ago
Caleb Simmons, an internationally recognized scholar in South Asian Studies, is receiving a University of Arizona Early Career Scholars Award.   Simmons, just promoted to tenured Associate Professor of Religious Studies, joined the faculty in 2014...
2 months ago
Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020 In 1978, Lionel England “Lee” Rombach donated funds to Religious Studies at the University of Arizona for the purpose of supporting upper-level undergraduates pursuing the study of religion. He endowed this...
2 months ago
The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is happy to announce the winners of the Lionel Rombach and Ora Bretall Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Awardees for the Ora Bretall Award are (alphabetical by last name): Crysta Lynn Burks,...
2 months ago
The Fred and Barbara Borga Award was established in honor of Fred and Barbara Borga through the generosity of their son Ross Schwartzberg. The award supports outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who are majoring in...
3 months ago
Dear College of Humanities Students, Despite the ever-changing challenges posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the College of Humanities remains focused on two priorities for students: your health and your academic progress toward...
5 months ago
Hataali Jones Benally will be presenting a talk on Diné (Navajo) culture, religion, and history. He will be accompanied by his son, Clayson Benally, who is a drummer and hoop dancer. The event will include traditional Diné (Navajo) songs and dance...
7 months ago
The link to Dr. Hidalgo's PowerPoint presentation can be found here.    The Department of Religious Studies and Classics invites you to the 2020 Robert A. Burns Lecture, followed by a Panel Discussion on “Religion and the Arizona Border.”    The...
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7 months ago
Once again faculty from Religious Studies will be representing UArizona at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). AAR is the world's largest association of scholars of religion and...
7 months ago
Arizona in India Students have the opportunity to earn 6 units of Religious Studies credit in summer 2020 through the Arizona in India study abroad program, led by Professor Caleb Simmons. Funding is available (see below). Courses Professor Simmons...
Aesthetics, Social Change, and the politics of Culture
7 months ago
Professor Caleb Simmons was invited and recently participated in "Aesthetics, Social Change, and the Politics of Culture: A Conference in Honor of Professor Indira V. Peterson" part of the New Cultural Histories of South India Conference Series at...

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