Read this brilliant and insightful piece from PhD-alum Benjamin Fong on racial justice and education -- an important reminder that the work of promoting racial justice does not end in the classroom: Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice.
Congratulations to Mark Balmforth for successfully defending his dissertation, Schooling the Master: Caste Supremacy and American Education in British Ceylon, 1795–1855. In addition to this incredible milestone, Dr. Balmforth was awarded the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2020-2021 and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2021–2023.
The Department of Religion will not be accepting applications for the PhD program during the AY 2020-21 admissions cycle. Within a climate of ongoing cuts to the humanities and social sciences, this is not a decision that we take lightly, and making this announcement now comes with no small measure of sadness. However, given the impact of COVID-19 on academic progress, professional opportunities and more, we have decided to prioritize our current students at this moment.