2021-22 BCSR New Directions Cohort Announced

Miranda Schonbrun

BCSR faculty will mentor an intellectually diverse set of New Directions in Theology grant winners throughout the academic year. The incoming New Directions students will regularly meet with BCSR faculty to discuss contemporary religious research and to refine their academic projects. 

BCSR welcomes the incoming New Directions cohort and looks forward to working with them in 2021-2022 and beyond! 

  • Courtney Bither, History
  • Yesenia Brambila, Classics
  • Sourav Ghosh, History 
  • Hu Hsu, History
  • Dylan Kenny, Classics
  • David Kurkovskiy, Slavic Languages and Literatures 
  • Kevin Ogunniyi, English
  • Flavio Santini, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology

The fall 2021 semester’s New Directions group will concentrate on “Voting the Divine,” the religious cultures of western Eurasia in the first millennia BCE and CE and on significant questions of the relationship between religion and other forms of collective life (especially decision making and politics). There will also be opportunities to participate in a new public outreach program based at BCSR, that will aim to inform publics in the Bay Area about contemporary scholarly study of religion. 

The New Directions initiative is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation