Book by Prof. Najam Haider offers new insights on Shī‘ī Islam

Religion professor explores the development of Shī‘ī Islam though an examination of belief, narrative, and memory.

Re-Coding Nationalism: Muslims and Islamophobia in Norway

A lecture by Sindre Bangstad
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Sindre Bangstad, postdoctoral fellow in the department of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, explores islamophobia in Norway.

Women & Religion

A lecture by Joan Wallach Scott
Monday, March 10, 2014
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Joan Scott explores the complex relationship between secularization and women’s emancipation. 

At the Intersection of Queer Studies & Religion

A transnational conversation
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:30 PM
Barnard Hall

Join the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the department of religion for a discussion on the intersections of queer and religious studies. This event is part of a broader research project, “Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives,” hosted by Utrecht University.

Frontiers in Jewish Studies: The Clever Ox, the Escaping Elephant, and Other Talmudic Animals

A lecture by Beth Berkowitz
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Professor Beth Berkowitz, Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Jewish Studies in Barnard’s department of religion, discusses the emerging field of scholarship called animal studies and considers how this discipline might cross-pollinate with Jewish studies (specifically rabbinics) in order to provide a heightened understanding of both fields.

Bunge Okeyo '13: Singer-Songwriter

Bunge is a religion major who is the co-director of Columbia University's all-female a cappella group. She's also a talented jazz vocalist and a singer-songwriter.  

Prof. Elizabeth Castelli pens article for The Nation

Religion professor comments on controversy surrounding author Reza Aslan's credentials as a scholar and historian