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Welcome New Lecturer

Posted On April 5, 2018
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We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kristy Slominski as a new Lecturer. Dr. Slominski earned her PhD in Religious Studies in 2015 from University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Slominski will join our faculty in the fall 2018, and she will be teaching RELS 2001 and Introduction to Islam. Please join us… more »

Dr. Moultrie releases new book

Posted On December 12, 2017
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With much anticipation, Dr. Monique Moultrie’s new book, Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality was released December 8, 2017 (Duke University Press).  In the book, she explores the impact of faith-based sexual ministries on black women’s sexual agency to trace how these women navigate sexuality, religious authority, and their… more »

Dr. Esaki Received Dean’s Early Career Award

Posted On November 14, 2017
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The Dean’s Early Career Award recognizes early-career scholars with exemplary research trajectories. Members of the College’s Board of Visitors and other donors have contributed to the Dean’s Early Career Award.

In the Dean’s letter to Dr. Esaki, she writes, “As a major research university, Georgia State University recognizes the great discoveries and knowledge creation… more »

Religion and Public Life Event: Religion, Race, and Reconciliation

Posted On March 3, 2017
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Religion, Race, and Reconciliation: Overcoming Social Polarization in the Current Political Climate

A Moderated Discussion with Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D. (Northwestern University) Rep. Scott Holcomb (General Assembly, Georgia)

The polarization of American society in both formal politics as well as in cultural life is reaching a new threshold of animosity and antagonism. With Georgia as an… more »

Dr. Moultrie Recieved Dean’s Early Career Award

Posted On November 29, 2016
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The Dean’s Early Career Award reflects the college’s recognition of outstanding faculty who provide excellent education to GSU students and conduct cutting edge research. Members of the College’s Board of Visitors and other donors have contributed to the Dean’s Early Career Award. As part of the award, Dr. Moultrie will receive a professional development… more »

Dr. McClymond to be Program Unit Director for AAR

Posted On October 27, 2016
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Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn McClymond, chair of Religious Studies, to be elected as Program Unit Director for American Academy of Religion.

Program Unit Director serves a three-year term. The Program Unit Director must have prior experience as a Program Unit Chair. She will represent the needs and interests of the Program Units to the… more »

WellStar M.A. Fellowship in Religion and Public Life

Posted On September 28, 2016
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The Department of Religious Studies and WellStar Health System proudly announce the launch of the “WellStar M.A. Fellowship in Religion and Public Life.” This Fellowship, which includes a $12,000 annual stipend and a tuition waiver, supports a master-level student preparing for work in the health care professions with grounding in religion, ethics, and cultural… more »