Religion professor draws connections between two non-events: The Rapture and the release of a report on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
The Barnard alumna reflects on her work as a human rights activist mobilizing the Jewish community against US-sponsored torture and modern slavery, while exploring questions of how Judaism reacts to extreme violations of human dignity.
Professor Randall Balmer’s new book, God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, explores the role of religion in American presidential politics in the latter half of the twentieth century. A professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Professor Balmer also is an ordained Episcopal minister, volunteering at a local parish.
Bestselling author and Barnard English professor writes about the clash between Pope Francis I and American nuns.
Sindre Bangstad, postdoctoral fellow in the department of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, explores islamophobia in Norway.
Joan Scott explores the complex relationship between secularization and women’s emancipation.
Join the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the department of religion for a discussion on the intersections of queer and religious studies. This event is part of a broader research project, “Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives,” hosted by Utrecht University.
Professor Beth Berkowitz, Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Jewish Studies in Barnard’s department of religion, discusses the emerging field of scholarship called animal studies and considers how this discipline might cross-pollinate with Jewish studies (specifically rabbinics) in order to provide a heightened understanding of both fields.
Religion professor comments on controversy surrounding author Reza Aslan's credentials as a scholar and historian