The South Asia Graduate Studies Association (President and Founder: Amanda Randhawa (Comp Studies), Nithya Rajan (WGSS) vice-president, Archana Venkatesh (History) treasurer, Sri Thakkilapati (Sociology) secretary), in collaboration with the Religious Studies Roundtable
Amanda Randhawa, PhD Student in Comparative Studies, recently received a travel grant from the Sawyer Seminar, "Crossroads: Culture, Politics, and Belief in the Balkans and South Asia (Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).
Carolyn Elerding, Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Studies, recently had her article, "Mass Online Education: Dialectic of Enlightenment 2.0", published in Meditations. The essay was the winner of the 2013 Sprinker essay prize.
During the winter break, Tom Kasulis, Professor of Comparative Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, participated in three Japanese university colloquia focusing on the recent Japanese translation of his book, Shinto: the way home. Nominated for the Grawemeyer Awa
The Washington Post recently published Professor Isaac Weiner's thoughts on the recent Muslim call to prayer controversy at Duke University.
Congratulations to Isaac Weiner, assistant professor in Comparative Studies, who recieved $30,000 for the Religious Soundmap of the Midwest project from the Global Midwest Grants from Humanities without Walls Consortium.