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January 15, 2021

Ilona Gerbakher Receives 2020-2021 Fulbright Award

Ilona Gerbakher has won the 2020-2021 Fulbright Award to Morocco, in order to undertake ethnographic fieldwork for a portion of her dissertation entitled, "Medieval Texts, Modern Tellings: Medieval Sufi Handbooks and the formation of the Moroccan Sufi Self." 

January 07, 2021

Departmental Statement on Race and Racism

There is perhaps nothing more central to the history of race and racism in the modern world than the diverse set of ideas, institutions and practices that are brought together under the name of “religion.” In truth, it is impossible to think about religion without already thinking about race. This is as true today as it ever was.