Recruitment opens for the 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) opened recruitment for the Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology on December 1. Part of BCSR’s Public Theology Program, the fellowship is dedicated to the furtherance of the very best new scholarship in religious studies, and, in particular, the development of modes of inquiry that can pioneer new approaches to the study …

BCSR Welcomes Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

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Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins is the Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology for the 2016-17 academic year. He is the managing editor of Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council’s online religion forum, and recently received his Ph.D. in Modern European History from Columbia University. His work primarily focuses on twentieth-century Western European intellectual, religious, and political history with subsidiary interest in …

BCSR Hosts Visiting Fellow Jason S. Sexton

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Jason S. Sexton joins BCSR as a visiting fellow through June 2017. He is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, and has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology. He is the …

Message from the Directors, 2016

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June 3, 2016 Dear Friend of BCSR, 2015-16 has been an extraordinary year for the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. We’d like to give you a sense of our activities, current and future, and thank you for helping to make our year such a success. The biggest news came in April 2015, when we were notified that BCSR …

BCSR Announces 2016 Recipients of Summer Research Grants in Religion

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) has awarded summer grants in support of two exciting and innovative graduate student research projects. This year’s recipients were drawn from a very competitive pool of promising proposals received from an open call to UC Berkeley graduate students. Melissa Cradic is a Ph.D. candidate in Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology. She …

BCSR Hosts Visiting Student Researcher Lene Kofoed

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Lene Kofoed joins BCSR as a visiting student researcher through October, 2016. She is a graduate student in the department of Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen. After many years working as a publishing editor in education, she is now writing a master’s thesis on religious education in Danish publish schools. Based on field research with teachers, it examines viewpoints …

BCSR New Directions in Theology Grants for Second-Year Graduate Students | Call for Applications

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering up to four grants in the amount of $5,000 each for graduate students in their second year of study in 2016-17. New Directions grants are provided by BCSR through the Public Theology Program, a critical three-year research initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Grantees participate in a cohort …

BCSR Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering two summer research grants in the amount of $5,000 each for advanced graduate students working on topics in the study of religion, broadly construed. Applications are welcome from all UC Berkeley Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, with preference given to those who are close to completion of …