University of Pittsburgh

Department of Religious Studies

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New & Noteworthy


Assistant Professor, Islam
Lecturer, Classical Judaism and the Ancient Near East

Clark Chilson publishes Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contraditions of Concealment, Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture (UHP, 2014).

Paula Kane publishes Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America (UNC Press, 2013). View PODCAST interview with the author.

Linda Penkower co-edits Hindu Rituals at the Margins: Innovatiions, Transformations, Reconsiderations (USCP, 2014).

Adam Shear co-edits Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of David B. Ruderman (HUCP/Pitt Press), 2014).

Rachel Kranson wins 2013-2014 Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies Fellowship

Rebecca Denova wins 2014 CGS Student Choice Award

Margarita Delgado wins 2013-2014 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Lianghao Lu wins 2013-2014 Chancellor's Fellowship in Chinese Studies

Hetal Patel among inaugural recipients of University Honors College 2013-2014 Scholarships

Andrew Abboud (Religious Studies and Biology) receives 2014 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Joel Brady (PhD 2012) competes to become 1st American Ninja Warrior

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