Synagogues with Cemeteries, Secret Mosques, Underground Churches, Religion and Countinsurgency: 5 Questions with Jason Klocek, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Notre Dame

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In mid-August Jason Klocek, a former BCSR grant winner and now Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Global Religion Initiative at Notre Dame, walked us through the aforementioned aspects of his scholarly development, part of his wider journey from coal-town Pennsylvania to Berkeley, with with stops in Crete, Turkmenistan, and Washington D.C. along the way. Klocek also discussed his choice of, …

Grad Spotlight: Youssef Carter

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The first in an ongoing series of spotlights on current and recent Berkeley grads working on religion. [Note: this post is best viewed on Medium, where we will be posting longer-form content.] BCSR recently caught up with an alumnus of our summer grant program, Dr. Youssef J. Carter. Dr. Carter, presently a College Fellow in the Departments of Anthropology and …

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Faculty Research: New Books on Psychoanalysis and Islam | Luther and the Reformation | Judaism

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BCSR affiliated faculty have recently, or will soon, publish new contributions to the topics noted above. In May Stefania Pandolfo (Anthropology), published Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam with the University of Chicago Press: “Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the …

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Intellectually Diverse New Directions Cohort to Join the BCSR Community

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BCSR faculty will mentor an intellectually diverse set of New Directions in Theology grant winners in 2018-2019. Representing eight disciplines, with interests ranging from antiquity to the present, the incoming New Directions students will regularly meet with BCSR faculty to discuss contemporary religious research and to refine their academic projects. The New Directions in Theology grants, part of the Berkeley …

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Jordan, Lebanon, London, New York, D.C., Madrid, Florence: BCSR Summer Grant Winners Take Their Research on the Road

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BCSR funding will support four graduate students’ research travel this summer. Grants of $1500-$3500, provided with the support of the Frank and Leslie Yeary Endowment for Ethics in the Humanities, will help students from the departments of Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, and History to conduct fieldwork and archival research in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. The grant winners’ …

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BCSR Announces Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering summer research grants to advanced graduate students working on topics at the intersection of religion and ethics, broadly construed. The grant is supported by the Frank and Lesley Yeary Endowment for Ethics in Humanities, established to support research and scholarship in ethics. Grants range from $2,000 to $5,000, and …