The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) advances creative and critical scholarship on religion. Since its founding in 2012, BCSR has become a nexus for interdisciplinary collaboration, uniting leading scholars from an array of disciplines and responding to recent developments in the humanities and social sciences.

BCSR public programming, faculty research, and graduate training drive new approaches to the study of religion and its intellectual and material contexts. Through its media platforms and engagement with local and global audiences, BCSR disseminates this innovative work for critical reflection and public discussion.

BCSR is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Division of Arts and Humanities, and the Division of Social Sciences. For more information on the BCSR, visit our About page.


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The Berkeley Center
for the Study of Religion

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) advances creative and critical scholarship on religion. Since its founding in 2012, BCSR has become a nexus for interdisciplinary collaboration, uniting leading scholars from an array of disciplines and responding to recent developments in the humanities and social sciences.

BCSR public programming, faculty research, and graduate training drive new approaches to the study of religion and its intellectual and material contexts. Through its media platforms and engagement with local and global audiences, BCSR disseminates this innovative work for critical reflection and public discussion.

BCSR is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Division of Arts and Humanities, and the Division of Social Sciences. For more information on the BCSR, visit our About page.

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Be sure to check out BCSR faculty and affiliates’ fall courses related to religion, spanning diverse fields including Buddhist Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, German, History, Jewish Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and South and Southeast Asian Studies!

BCSR affiliate faculty member Francesco Spagnolo, together with Shir Kochavi, will be hosting an online Weekly Curatorial Conversations series from the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, “Zooming In,” where they will be discussing insights and connections emerging from the holdings of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection, one of the largest Jewish museum collections in the world. Throughout the series, guests will join them to explore Jewish art and Life, one object at a time.