Emma Anderson

Religions in the Americas Lecture by Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson, University of Ottawa will lecture on "The First Philosophes: The Unrecognized Impact of Native American Thought upon Europe" as part of our Religions in the Americas lecture series. Join us in Swift Hall’s Common Room (1st) floor at 4:...

November 11, 2019
E Dumler-Wnckler

Lecture by Emily Dumler-Winckler

Thursday, November 14: Lecture by Emily Dumler-Winckler, St. Louis University: "Mary Wollstonecraft’s Revolutionary Theological Taste." November 14 | 4:30 pm | Swift Common Room (1st floor) Contemporary disputes about virtues - from justice to ...

November 5, 2019
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Dan Arnold on 3:16 with Richard Marshall

Professor Dan Arnold is interested in philosophy of mind and Buddhism. In this interview with Richard Marshall of 3:16 he discusses the Indian Buddhist philosophy of Dharmakīrti through the lens of contemporary philosophy, its link to computational t...

November 5, 2019
N. Lebovic

Lecture by Nitzan Lebovic

Nitzan Lebovic will deliver a public lecture on Nov. 13: "A Temporal Turn: Buber, Benjamin, Arendt, and Celan." (Swift Hall Common Room, 4:30pm) A German Jewish Time tells the story of a group of twentieth-century Jewish intellectuals who grappled...

November 4, 2019
Amir Syed

Lecture by Amir Syed

Wednesday, November 6th: Lecture by Amir Syed of The University of Pittsburgh: "The Realm of the Written: Textual Practice, Knowledge Transmission, and Scholarly Authority in 19th Century Islamic West Africa" November 6 | 4:30 pm | Swift Common Ro...

October 29, 2019
Alireza Doostdar

Faculty News & Spotlight

Haunted Ramadan

Haunted Ramadan: Ghosts, Devils, and the Soul of Iranian Television: Professor Alireza Doostdar explores the popularity of the Ramadan spiritual show, as well as how its rise coincided with a much wider efflorescence of metaphysical and occult intere...

October 25, 2019
Leora Batnizky

Lecture by Leora Batnizky

Wednesday, October 30th: Lecture by Leora Batnizky of Princeton University: "Perplexed by What? Guides to Modern Jewish Life from Krochmal to Leibowitz" Wednesday, October 30 | 4:30 pm | Swift Common Room (1st floor) Abstract: Scholars continue...

October 24, 2019
K Boswell-Ford

Community | Alumni Features & Spotlight

Profile: Kirsten Boswell-Ford

The Rev. Kirstin Boswell-Ford has the kind of cosmopolitan background and burnished university career to make even the most blasé take notice. Growing up, she lived on several continents, toiled in the corporate world before studying in the Master...

October 7, 2019
V. Patel


Profile: Viraj Patel

Viraj Patel has always been fascinated with – and frustrated by – the challenge of expressing a Hindu identity as an Indian-American. Even as a child growing up in the 1990s in a small town near Allentown, Pennsylvania, the first generation Indian...

October 7, 2019
teresa hord owens

Alumni News | Community

2018-19 Alumni Citations Winners

The Alumni Citations, started in 2018, honor alumni for their accomplishments and service. The awards are intended to respond to timely events in a person’s life. Given these criteria, it is fitting indeed that the first-ever Alumni Citations were gi...

October 1, 2019