American Religious History

Ph.D. Program in American Religious History

Assistant Director of Graduate Studies: Kathryn Lofton
Teaching Group in American Religious History:  Zareena Grewal (AMST), Clarence Hardy (Divinity), Kathryn Lofton, Sally Promey (AMST), Harry Stout, Tisa Wenger (Divinity)

These guidelines are intended to provide information concerning the program in American Religious History within the Department of Religious Studies. The aim is to provide a series of norms to serve as points of reference from which a program of study can be developed. All students must work with the faculty, the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies for American Religious History (ADGS) and Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the department define their own particular program. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the American Religious History faculty early in their academic program to define their needs and to design a course of study which will best prepare them for their qualifying examination and subsequent work. One of the hallmarks of this doctoral program is the very small student-teacher ratio which is purposefully maintained to encourage collaborative mentoring and careful oversight of student development. Adjustments in students’ programs can be made to accommodate newly developing interests and changing course offerings.

Contact Information

The Department of Religious Studies
P.O. Box 208287
New Haven, CT 06520-8287
Phone: (203) 432-0828
kathryn.lofton@yale.edu