Philosophy and Religious Studies

Jan 30, 2017 | News and Observer

Op-ed: U.S. Citizens Should Oppose Travel Ban

In an op-ed published by the News and Observer, NC State professor of Islamic Studies Anna Bigelow calls President Trump's executive order banning or limiting travel to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries wrong and says citizens should stand against it.

Jan 23, 2017

Spend a Day with the Dean

As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.

Oct 3, 2016

Mentoring Program Aims to Help Grad Students Land Jobs

A mentoring program for grad students, by grad students — that’s the idea behind a new leadership initiative in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Aug 3, 2016

College Welcomes A Dozen New Tenure-Track Faculty in Fall 2016

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 12 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from the ethics of emerging science and technology to early identification and prevention services for emotional and behavioral health. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.

May 25, 2016

Retired Faculty Honored at Brunch

Retired Humanities and Social Sciences faculty reconnected and reminisced on May 19 at a brunch honoring their service to the college.

Apr 28, 2016

Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do

Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service.

Feb 9, 2016

New Book Explores Political Philosopher’s ‘Original Position’

What basic rules would you choose to form a society, if you were completely ignorant of your religion, race or socioeconomic status in that society? That question forms the basis of the original position, a thought experiment introduced by one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century, John Rawls. In a new book edited by NC State philosophy professor Timothy Hinton, he and a dozen other scholars offer a range of perspectives on Rawls’ influential theory.

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.

Aug 25, 2015

2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have a well-earned reputation for outstanding scholarship, research, teaching, advising and engagement. A number of faculty earned prestigious awards and other recognition in 2014-2015 from scholarly organizations, from NC State University, and from the college.