Religion professor explores the development of Shī‘ī Islam though an examination of belief, narrative, and memory.

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.

Bunge is a religion major who is the co-director of Columbia University's all-female a cappella group. She's also a talented jazz vocalist and a singer-songwriter.  

Religion professor comments on controversy surrounding author Reza Aslan's credentials as a scholar and historian

Longtime political science professor and human rights scholar

Religion scholar will be inducted into one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies