Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University!


The Department of Religious Studies contributes to the College’s and the University’s success by providing undergraduate and graduate education in religious and cultural literacy that prepares students to be responsible citizens and effective leaders at local, national, and international levels. The faculty’s scholarship advances the academic understanding of how religion informs and shapes public life, with particular attention to religious diversity in political, social, media, non-profit, health care, and research settings. Finally, the department’s public scholarship and programming strives to inform public policy on religion and civic life, with an emphasis on issues of race, sexuality, workforce diversity, and conflict.

Kathryn McClymond, Chair, Religious Studies