News and Events

Welcoming New Faculty in Fall 2023

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is delighted to welcome four new full-time faculty members! Joining us are Elizabeth Antus, Jamall Calloway, Andrew Prevot, and Christine Trotter.

PhD Program Work-in-Progress Seminar: Arunjana Das “The Nonviolent Resistance Theology of the Mayamara Vaisnava Guru in Medieval Assam”
Thursday Sep. 28, 3:30–5pm, by Zoom:

Arunjana Das will present on a chapter of her dissertation, a project project that compares some of the key theological categories drawn from case studies of four medieval and modern religious communities (two Hindu and two Christian).

Incoming PhD Student Symposium
Thursday Sep. 14, 3:30–5pm, THRS Seminar Room and Zoom:

Come and meet our four incoming PhD candidates, Francis Afu, Halil Avci, Elsa Immer, and Haoyue Yang. They will introduce themselves and their research, followed by Q&A and discussion. You can find their profiles on our graduate students page of the department’s website.

Theology and Religious Studies Junior Awarded Kalorama Fellowship
Lin Henke (’23), a junior at Georgetown majoring in Theology and Religious Studies, was awarded the Kalorama Fellowship, which funds independent undergraduate research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  Her fieldwork in the summer of 2022 will provide the core of her senior thesis, which will explore the relationship between religious beliefs and the rapidly-growing phenomenon of Community Supported Agriculture, including how spiritual values manifest in and are influenced by agricultural practices and a commitment to sustainability.

Theology: More than Just a Core Requirement

Theology and Religious Studies student, Priyasha Chakravarti, published this article in the August 5, 2022 GU Review highlighting the THRS Department.

College Academic Council Recognizes Scholastic Tenacity and Independent Thought
Professor Erin Cline was honored by the College Academic Council for being a distinguished faculty member who has meaningfully shaped the lives of her students. Read more here.

WalletHub Coronavirus Easter Survey
Professor Chester Gillis was featured in WalletHub’s recent survey about Coronavirus Easter. Read more here.

Job Market Trends For Recent Grads (new window)
Experts panel featuring Professor Frederick Ruf. Majors and prospective majors in Theology and Religious Studies might find this discussion of job prospects for majors of interest. Learn more here.