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Penn Press has posted the TOC and intro to Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire, which will be published in the fall.
Congratulations to Emily Goshey, who has won the Rose Award for Undergraduate Research, and to Jamie O'Connell, who has been awarded the College Alumni Society Prize in Classical Studies.
The latest issue (Spring/Summer 2013) of Penn Arts and Sciences Magazine includes a story on Prof. Elias's Aisha's Cushion and the relationship between art, narrative, and perception in Islamic Art and Material Culture.
"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.
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
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.
Recent essay in the Penn Almanac.
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.
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.
Prof. Elias' newest book reviewed in The Literary Review.
"There exists a widespread belief that Islam can countenance no representational religious art...
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