M.A. alumna Courtney Clough (pictured left in red, with her wife Lindsay and son Max) was recently
accepted to the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at the University of Alaska. Courtney and Lindsay are also expecting a new addition to the family- a baby boy due in October! Courtney earned her M.A. in Religious Studies in 2016.
Please introduce yourself!
Hello! My name is Courtney Clough. I received my M.A. in Religious Studies from GSU in 2016 where I wrote my thesis on moral injury among combat medics.
What are some of the most memorable experiences from your time in the Religious Studies Department?
My most memorable experiences during my time at GSU are all related to the relationships I built - both the personal friendships I developed with other members of my cohort and the professional relationships with the faculty who taught me throughout my time in the program.
What are you up to now?
Since graduating, I've moved to Hawaii with my wife and have been staying at home with our young son for the last couple of years. Now, we are getting ready for another move (to Alaska!) and I'm preparing to enter a doctoral program in Anthropology where my degree in Religious Studies will serve as the foundation for the work I hope to do in pursuit of my Ph.D.
Any advice for prospective students considering Religious Studies?
My advice for anyone considering a degree in Religious Studies would be to go for it! The Religious Studies program at GSU will help to prepare you for your future, either within academia or elsewhere. I learned so much during my time at GSU and gained knowledge and experience both as a student and as an instructor that will be indispensable to me as I continue my academic career.