College of Letters & Science

Forging Interdisciplinary Research in Religious Studies and Mass Communication

Event Date
5013 Vilas Hall
Event poster for Michael W. Wagner's talk

This session of the ACLS/Luce Center-funded project “Interactive Skill Building to Improve Religious and International Affairs Coverage in Local Journalism” will focus on searching for research topics, questions, potential hypotheses and potential modes of analysis to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research about religious studies and mass communication. Wagner will facilitate the discussion by synthesizing work that tackles issues of media and journalism and leading a discussion focused upon building collaborative bridges between scholars of religious studies and scholars of journalism and mass communication. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are welcome.


Welcome Back and Fall Updates

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!

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!