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Maria Doerfler Awarded Best First Book in the History of Religions

September 16, 2021
Congratulations to Maria Doerfler, recipient of the 2021 Best FIrst Book in the History of Religions award from the American Academy of Religions!  This annual competition...
Christine Hayes

Christine Hayes appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies

April 12, 2021
Christine Hayes, a scholar of classical rabbinic Judaism specializing in Talmudic-midrashic studies and Jewish law in late antiquity, has been appointed the Sterling...
Ambre Dromgoole

Ambre Dromgoole feature in Revealier Magazine

November 12, 2020
What Breonna Taylor and Sister Rosetta Tharpe Taught Me About Black Women and Friendship   In a world that constantly presents narratives of our degradation, Black...

Statement from Yale Department of Religious Studies

November 6, 2020
In the wake of the events of summer 2020 and in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, the faculty together with representatives of the graduate student community of the...
God in Gotham

New Publication: God in Gotham

November 2, 2020
In Gilded Age Manhattan, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant leaders agonized over the fate of traditional religious practice amid chaotic and multiplying pluralism. Massive...
Kathryn Lofton

Kathryn Lofton Appointed to Lex Hixon Professorship

August 28, 2020
Kathryn Lofton, dean of humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), has been named the Lex Hixon Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, and...
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New Publication: The Emperor Who Never Was

August 20, 2020
The definitive biography of the eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan, whose death at the hands of his younger brother Aurangzeb changed the course of South Asian history. Dara...