Current Graduate Students

David Givens 
PhD candidate
MA, December 2010

Research areas: relationships between religion and health (at personal and community levels); the intersection of American Christianity (contemporary and historical) and LGBTQ issues

Dissertation title: “Saints at the Margins: the roles of saints in American’s understandings of LGBTQ issues, sexuality, and stigma”

MA thesis: "Shared Visions in Shared Space: Latino and Euro-American Identity Transformation at St. Regis Catholic Church"

Lianghao Lu
PhD candidate 
MA, April 2014

Research Areas: Early modern and modern Chinese Buddhism, Buddhism and modernity

Dissertation topic: "The Buddhist Modernization Project: Periodicals and the Making of Modern Chinese Buddhism"

MA thesis: "A Modern Encounter between Chinese Buddhism and Periodical Publishing"