Religion Department

"Money--Flat, Broad, and Deep"

Assistant Professor of Religion Devin Singh's article, "Money--Flat, Broad, and Deep," has been published in The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, which publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Singh is currently on leave for the '17-'18 academic year, supported by a First Book Grant from the Louisville Institute, and will be a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions.

Faculty search: Tenure-Track Position in Asian Religions

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, New Hampshire. The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2018. We especially encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Japanese, Tibetan/Himalayan, or Southeast Asian religions, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. The successful candidate will be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages.

Qualifications include Ph.D.,or ABD in their final year will also be considered, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within his or her specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.

Susan Ackerman receives award for "outstanding teaching of undergraduates"

Congratulations to Susan Ackerman '80, Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, who was just presented with the Elizabeth Howland Hand-Otis Norton Pierce Award for a Faculty Member Who is an Outstanding Teacher of Undergraduates by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Read more here.

Zahra Ayubi receives Dean of the Faculty Mentoring Award

Assistant Professor of Religion Zahra Ayubi was recently honored with a Dean of the Faculty Mentoring Award for 2016-2017 for her outstanding work as a mentor of Dartmouth students. The award is funded and supported by the Provost and the Mellon Foundation.

Devin Singh awarded First Book Grant by Louisville Institute

Assistant Professor Devin Singh has been awarded a First Book Grant by The Louisville Institute, which supports scholars from underrepresented communities whose project contributes to the study of Christianity in North America. Singh will be granted a one-year faculty leave to complete work on his first book, God's Coin: Theology, Politics, and Monetary Economy. Singh's project explores the monetary logic at work in Christian doctrine and, as such, contributes to understandings of the American prosperity gospel, Christian support of corporate America, and American constructive theology that critiques the economy. The Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment and is based at the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Louisville, KY.

 

Tracing the Roots of Africa's Many Indigenous Religions

Tracing the Roots of Africa’s Many Indigenous Religions

 from Dartmouth Now, February 27, 2017,  by Charlotte Albright

 

For over 40 years, Associate Professor Robert Baum has shuttled between the U.S. and West Africa, learning and writing about religious prophets in rural southern Senegal. Now, with a senior faculty grant and a Wilson Faculty Research Fellowship, he will embark on a huge undertaking: writing the first continent-wide history of African religion, with a focus on indigenous religions.

Religion Department opposes U.S. Executive Order

We, the members of the Dartmouth College Religion Department, voice our strong opposition to the US Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” issued on January 27, 2017. This Executive Order, among other things, suspends the entry of permanent residents, refugees, immigrants, students, visitors, researchers and nonimmigrant citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen into the United States for the next ninety days, and possibly for a longer period still. The Executive Order also indicates that additional countries may be recommended for similar treatment, and that members of a particular religion may be banned.

Dr. Martin Luthur King, Jr., was a mensch, says Susannah Heschel

In an interview for Public Radio International, just aired on WNYC, Religion Professor Susannah Heschel (also Chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth), who met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., several times, recalls that, “He was always so gentle and kind and friendly to me.” And in an article in the January 16, 2017, issue of Haaretz, the oldest daily newspaper of Israel, "How John Lewis Became a Hero for American Jews," Professor Heschel, whose father was a rabbi who marched with King, tells how the Hebrew Bible inspired civil rights activists in the ‘60s.

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