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Emily Goshey wins the Rose Award for Undergraduate Research

 

Kameliya Atanasova

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Haverford College
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Email Address: 
kameliya@sas.upenn.edu

Kameliya Atanasova studies the role of Sufism in the intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

Education: 

Kameliya Atanasova holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts and has received additional language training in Egypt, Morocco, and Turkey. Her research is supported by grants from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and The Manuscript Society. 

Summary of Interests: 
Islamic Studies

Jeffery Arsenault

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Office Address: 
231 Cohen Hall
Email Address: 
jefferya@sas.upenn.edu

Jeffery Arsenault received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. His Master's thesis was an analysis and discussion of the narrative strategies employed by Ruzbihan Baqli in his text The Unveiling of Secrets. His dissertation research at the University of Pennsylvania concerns early Sufi manuals (10th - 11th c.

Summary of Interests: 
Islamic Studies

Elizabeth Churchill

Recent PhD (2017)
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Office Address: 
231 Cohen Hall
Email Address: 
elizc@sas.upenn.edu
B.A. Boston University, Religion
M.A.R. Yale Divinity School, Religion and Literature
 
Elizabeth is a sixth year doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies, currently completing a dissertation on Christian literary and theological attitudes towards marriage in Medieval Europe.
Summary of Interests: 
Medieval Christianity
Gender Studies

The Religious Studies department office will be closed on 12/21/2012 and 1/3/2013 for Winter Break

The Department of Religious Studies wishes you and yours a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Event Date: 
12/21/2012 (All day) - 01/03/2013 (All day)

Departmental Colloquium- Towards Understanding Thai Buddhism

Speaker: 

B. J. Terwiel

The dominant religion of the Thais has many unique characteristics. Baas Terwiel will first draw attention to the way the Thais depict the Buddha and the unusual shape of certain monastery buildings. This will lead him to outline three  intriguing features of Thai Buddhism: temporary male ordination, the resistance to the ordination of women and the attempts to control and manipulate magical power through rituals, sacralized objects and tattoos.

 

Event Date: 
10/18/2012 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 

392 Cohen Hall

Ali Karjoo-Ravary

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Ph.D. Candidate
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Email Address: 
karjoali@sas.upenn.edu

Ali Karjoo-Ravary is completing his dissertation, titled “Becoming a ‘King of Islam’: The Imperial Project of Qadi Burhan al-Din of Sivas (1345-1398 CE).” His research focuses on transregional intellectual and social histories of the premodern Islamic world and considers the interplay of language, material culture, Sufism, and Islamic Law.

Education: 

M.A, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., summa cum laude, SUNY Stony Brook

 

Summary of Interests: 
Islamic Studies
Social History
Sufism

S. Liuyin Kerekes

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Ph.D. Candidate
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Email Address: 
ksusanne@sas.upenn.edu

S. Liuyin Kerekes studies Thai Buddhist art and ritual, religious material culture, magic and the occult. She is currently exploring the development of Chinese influences on early nineteenth-century temple art and architecture in central Thailand. She served as a member of the board for the National Museum Volunteers, Bangkok, and was a docent at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

Summary of Interests: 
Buddhist Studies
Religion & Material Culture

Jae Hee Han

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Ph.D. Candidate
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Email Address: 
jaehhan@sas.upenn.edu

Jae Hee Han's research currently focuses on theorizations of prophecy and prophethood among various communities populating the late antique Syro-Mesopotamian plateau.

Education: 

BA: Princeton University, 2009 cum laude

MTS: Harvard Divinity School, 2012

Summary of Interests: 
Judaism
Christianity
Neo-Platonism
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