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Spirits Rejoice: Jazz, Religion and American Culture

How has religion shaped jazz and the way people think about it? Professor of religious studies and jazz musician Jason Bivins explores jazz, religion and American culture in "Spirits Rejoice!" And tune into the listening guide he created to serve as a chapter-by-chapter playlist.


Faith, Politics, and Jazz: WUNC Interviews Jason Bivins

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jason Bivins discusses faith, politics, jazz, and his other interests in an interview on on WUNC's The State of Things.


Poetic Portraits of a Revolution

In summer 2011, Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa and Sameer Abdel-Khalek traveled through the streets and communities of Egypt and Tunisia, capturing images and emotions of the revolution through poetic reflections, interviews, still photography and video. On Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm in Stewart Theatre, PPR2011 will present a free theatrical multimedia performance to give a glimpse into the stories and emotions behind the Arab Spring uprisings. Asoc. Prof. of Religious Studies Anna Bigelow will moderate the discussion that follows.


CHASS Student of the Month - October 2011

David Whitcher, October 2011 CHASS Student of the Month


CHASS Faculty — Anna Bigelow

Anna Bigelow is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.  Her book, Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India is a study of a Muslim majority community in Indian Punjab and the shared sacred and civic spaces in that community. Bigelow's current research involves further study of contested and cooperatively patronized multi-religious sacred sites in South Asia and the Middle East, focusing [...]