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Recent articles have included an article mentioning Justin McDaniel as among those Penn profs whose courses “spark a genuine interest"; a profile of Anthea Butler; and an op-ed mentionning RELS 133
"Root Causes: Anthea Butler gives the issue of black women’s hair care an academic spin." See also the media coverage of her symposium on The Politics of Black Women's Hair on MSNBC and the Grio.
We are proud and excited to announce TWO 2012 Guggenheim awardees in our department!
Ann Matter was chosen to receive the 2012 TCPW/Provost Award, which recognizes significant contributions in advancing the role of women in higher education and research at Penn.
Students in Prof. Butler's "The Religious Right in America" went to Washington DC for the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference.
An article in SAS Frontiers explores RELS major's research and fieldwork with
local Muslim communities.
See the PSCO website for video of panels reflecting on the origins and history of PSCO, the category of "Christian Origins", and authors, genres, and books in antiquity - part of our year-long discussions in honour of PSCO's 50th year.
Hear her thoughts on the new pope on NPR and read her blog post on History News Network.
Recent essay in the Penn Almanac.
Prof. Elias' newest book On Wings of Diesel: Identity, Imagination and Truck Decoration in Pakistan (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2011) has been awarded the "Best Senior Book" prize by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.
Listen to Tricycle's on-line interview about Prof. McDaniel's course "Living Deliberately."
Prof. Elias' newest book reviewed in The Literary Review.
"There exists a widespread belief that Islam can countenance no representational religious art...
The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand
Justin Thomas McDaniel
How well will you do?
See the latest issue (Spring/Summer 2013) of Penn Arts and Sciences Magazine which has a story on Prof. Elias's new book and the relationship between art, narrative, and perception in Islamic Art and Material Culture.
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