The Impact of Religion on Cinema
Princeton University professor Jeffrey Stout will deliver NC State’s fourth annual Impact of Religion Lecture on the topic of “Cinematic Spectacles of Sacred Suffering: Ethical Challenges in Dreyer and Von Trier.”
McLaughlin on a Roll
Levi McLaughlin, associate professor of religious studies, has published an important new book on one of the most influential religious movements in modern Japan. He has also been awarded a distinguished visiting position in Japanese Studies for the 2019-20 academic year.
10 North Carolina Musicians Who Shaped American Music
Ten legendary musicians that make a case for the importance of North Carolina as a root source for American sound.
McLaughlin Awarded Luce/ACLS Fellowship
Levi McLaughlin, assistant professor of religious studies, has been awarded a Luce/ACLS Fellowship in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowship will support McLaughlin’s project Religious Influences on Japanese Politics and Policymaking.
My NC State Story: CJ Idol (History, Religious Studies ’12)
Alumnus CJ Idol says his NC State Humanities and Social Sciences degree gave him the confidence to explore the multidisciplinary field of archaeogaming.
Q&A With NC State Professor Anna Bigelow on Controversial Homeland Security Grant
Anna Bigelow, an NC State University professor of religious studies with a specialization in Islam, discusses a grant to UNC from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism program. The grant will “fund a project to create a series of sophisticated videos and other materials to counteract jihadist propaganda that targets young people,” according to a February press release from UNC.
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