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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! The Quran and Its Interpretation | NESTUD 180 001 | Asad Ahmed Sociology and History: … Continue reading

Due to ongoing changes designed to help limit coronavirus (COVID-19) risk on campus, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion regretfully announces that the following events have been POSTPONED until further notice: 3/10 Catholics, Protestants, and the Origins of Europe’s Harsh Religious Pluralism with Udi Greenberg 3/16 The Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological … Continue reading

As part of our ongoing interview series, BCSR recently caught up with Basit Iqbal, who was a 2018 recipient of a BCSR summer research grant. He is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD from the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology with a designated emphasis in … Continue reading

As part of our series spotlighting UC Berkeley graduate student research, BCSR recently had the opportunity to sit down with Madeline Lesser, a PhD student in English. Her dissertation is titled “Bad Prophets: the Aesthetics of Uncertainty in Revolutionary England.” BCSR: Could you tell us about your doctoral research topic more broadly and how you feel it contributes … Continue reading

Fall 2019 was an excellent and busy semester for the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion’s affiliated faculty. BCSR is proud to share a sample of recent accomplishments, publications, awards, and news from affiliated faculty from the fall 2019 semester. Please join us in congratulating our affiliated faculty members on these achievements!Carolyn Chen recently … Continue reading