Departmental News

We welcome back senior major Rena Lubin who just completed a summer internship at the Jewish Women's Archive in Brookline, Massachusetts!  Check out her contributions to the JWA blog.

Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Harvey who was presented the Award for Teaching Excellence in Humanities at the Spring 2018 Faculty Meeting!

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Zubko who was appointed as the next NEH Professor.  Her three year term will begin in Fall 2018. For more information on Dr. Z and her work with the Humanities Program, click here.

Dr. Z will be returning to the classroom this fall being on leave in the spring during which she spent six weeks in Chennai, India conducting ethnographic fieldwork during the largest music and dance festival dedicated to classical south Indian genres. She has also recently published two articles: “The Mock Conference as Teaching Tool: Role-Play and ‘Conplay’ in the Classroom,” (co-authored with Aaron Ricker, Jill Peterfeso, William Yoo, and Kate Blanchard) 21:1 Teaching Theology & Religion (2018): 60-72; and “Intimate earthly embodiments: Dancing the seasons in bharatanatyam,” Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 4:2 (2017): 147-72. Doi: 10.1386/dmas.4.2.147_1

Dr. Marcus Harvey recently published an article entitled "From the Sacred Sound of the Conch Shell to the Cemetery Dance: Reimagining an Africana Festival Created in a Southern Appalachian City." Special Issue, Race and Religion: New Approaches to African American Religions, Religions 8, no. 8 (2017): 1-30. doi: 10.3390/rel8080149. He also presented his paper "The 'Speech of Silence' and Other Decolonizing Concepts: New Theoretical Horizons in Malidoma Somé’s Of Water and the Spirit" at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston (2017).