Religious Studies

College names Dean’s Early Career Award winners

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Monique Moultrie of Religious Studies, Julia Gaffield of History, and Suazette Reid Mooring of Chemistry.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding to rising faculty stars each year. The award helps the College of Arts… more »

Religious Studies Fellowship Merges Religion and Business

The Department of Religious Studies has partnered with WellStar Health System to launch the WellStar Religion and Public Life Fellowship, a $12,000 yearly award for one M.A. student. 

The WellStar Religion and Public Life Fellowship was created to support a master’s student interested in the Religion and Nonprofit Management Program the department offers. The… more »

Philosophy Professor Receives Grant to Study Moral Injury in Soldiers

Professor Andrew I. Cohen of the Philosophy Department at Georgia State University has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to investigate moral injury in post-deployment soldiers.

Experts define moral injury as a disorientation and loss of trust in others or self caused by involvement in injustice or wrongdoing.… more »

Student Organization Hosts Viewing of Rosenwald

Please join Georgia State University’s Great MINDS Society for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Rosenwald. The Rosenwald viewing will take place Tuesday, June 14th at 5 p.m. in the Speaker’s Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 

The documentary tells the story of Julius Rosenwald’s commitment to creating… more »

2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award: Amna Shirazi and Steve Wrigley.

Shirazi is a top Atlanta immigration lawyer and activist who works on issues around deportation, asylum and human rights, domestic violence and family immigration. Wrigley is the vice chancellor for… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Center for Civil and Human Rights Features After Malcolm Project Exhibit for Black History Month

The After Malcolm Project is adding the history of American black Muslim life to the civil rights narrative told at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The project’s digital archive will be on display at the center throughout the month of February.

“The After Malcolm Exhibit is important in adding to the complete story… more »

The Tie That Binds

The groom wipes the sweat from his palms and nervously asks the bride to be his wife. He slips a ring on her finger, they cry, they kiss, they call their parents to share the great news. Then comes the planning, the traditions, the gown and the tuxedo.

The big day finally happens. Two individuals… more »

Turkey Study Abroad 2015, a Traveling Think Tank

Abbas Barzegar of Religious Studies traveled to Turkey last year to explore the Syrian refugee crisis and the operations of faith-based non-governmental organizations (NGO) in refugee zones. This summer, Barzegar will continue this exploration with a group of graduate and undergraduate students for Georgia State University Turkey 2015, the Study Abroad Think Tank.

“I realized… more »

The After Malcolm Project tells the story untold

When we think of the Atlanta civil rights narrative, we often think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But the African-American Muslim community also played a significant role in the city’s journey to racial freedom and justice.

Religious Studies professor Abbas Barzegar along with his co-director, Morehouse College Sociology… more »