Designated Emphasis in the Study of Religion Students

The Designated Emphasis in the Study of Religion (DESR) supports graduate training in Religious Studies and in the Theory of the Study of Religion, promotes graduate research on topics related to religion, and brings together a cross-disciplinary faculty Group in the Study of Religion.

Fall 2023

  • Aliosha Bielenberg, Rhetoric

Spring 2023

  • Kyle Martin, History
  • Akshita Todi, South & Southeast Asian Studies; DE in Gender & Women’s Studies

Fall 2022

  • Hu Hsu, History
  • Andrew Blough, German

Fall 2021

  • Syed Shiraz Ali, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Courtney Bither, History
  • Yesenia Brambila, Ancient Greek & Roman Studies
  • Bonnie Cherry, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, Berkeley Law
  • Allyson Kohen, East Asian Languages and Cultures