Catherine Wessinger, Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans, will speak on "The Cult Narrative and the Branch Davidians" on May 3rd at Grainger Hall. Wessinger will present her research on the media’s depiction of the Branch Davidian community as part of the ongoing collaboration between the UW Madison Religious Studies Program and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Catherine Wessinger on the Cult Narrative and the Branch Davidians
New! Spring and Summer 2019 course info now available.
RS does not currently have a Program Administrator to answer the RS email or phone. Students, faculty, and staff with questions about RS courses or the program are welcome to contact Dr. Corrie Norman via email. At this time, we are unable to post announcements for events. We are unable to process senior auditor requests.
Welcome Back RS Students! One of the great things about summer is hearing from alums who visit Madison or send us news. This summer we heard from former RS majors and certificate students from Arizona to Atlanta. Their careers are equally wide ranging, from academic administration to audiology. Pictured here is Alison Hyde, who is putting both her RS major and Information Sciences degree to work at CNN Headquarters. RS can help you forge many paths and go many places. All the best as you take steps toward your own path in your classes this term!
Thanks to generous donations to the Religious Studies Program Fund, RS presents annual awards to recognize the extraordinary work of graduating majors.
The RS Program was in this morning's local news. The Cap Times published an article about yesterday's riveting talk by Catherine Wessinger in conjunction with the collaboration between RS and Journalism. Shout out to Profs. Ridgely and Wagner for organizing the event!
RS Professor Susan B. Ridgely was highlighted in this news story about our Religion, Journalism and International Affairs partnership. Check it out, and the calendar of upcoming events!
Affiliate Professor Mark L. Louden Named Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics
We would like to extend our congratulations to RS affiliate professor Mark L. Louden, recently named the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics.
Prof. Louden teaches the only religious studies course on the Amish in the United States. We will be offering this course in Fall 2018. Stay tuned!
“So, I see here that you majored in Religious Studies…”
Will Larry (‘12) completed the Master of Theological Studies at Vanderbilt University in 2013 and is currently pursuing an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lipscomb University. He is also a new father.
In August 2017, Religious Studies moved from the Social Sciences building to our new home in the Bradley Memorial Building. Come visit us in our new space!