Tag: Department of Religious Studies

Summer Reading List 2020

What are you reading this summer? Here are six books written by A&S faculty on various topics: Educating the Empire By Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (History, sksteinbockpratt@ua.edu) In 1899, as a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed and colonized the Philippine Islands. Desiring to show that its occupation would be more benevolent than other imperial powers had been, in 1901, the government sent almost one thousand American teachers to “uplift and civilize” the Filipino people. However, while the teachers […]

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Listen Up: UA Faculty, Staff and Alumni Take On the Podcast Craze

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From the Winter 2019 Collegian | In today’s digital landscape, long distance creative collaborations and friendships are only a phone call or Facetime away. Dr. William Justin Morgan, Robin Turner, and William “Boden” Robertson take advantage of the technology at their fingertips as much as they possibly can. Although they’re in different states, this trio carries on a conversation about linguistics and graduate school for over an hour. But when the conversation’s over, they don’t just hang up the phone. […]

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Teaching in Prisons

A teacher in the Prison Arts program helps a student participate in the class.

Alexa Tullett is used to large, full lecture halls on the first day of her “Introduction to Psychology” classes. Dozens of students fill the seats and flip through paper syllabi, where lectures, readings, and assignments take up most of the text on the pages. However, her first day of her “Science of the Brain” class last fall looked quite different— she traded a lecture hall for a prison. Tullett, an associate professor of psychology, was the first Arts and Sciences’ […]

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Religious Studies Awarded $350,000 Grant from the Luce Foundation

From the July 2019 Desktop News | UA’s department of religious studies was recently awarded a $350,000 grant by the Luce Foundation to fund an interdisciplinary conference surrounding the teaching, research, and public scholarship of religion in America. The conference, known as American Examples, aims to redefine the study of American religion and apply it to other fields of study, such as global conflict, social movements, and the study of religion in other areas of the world. Non-tenure track faculty, […]

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