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Fall 2015

Emory receives $1 million gift for religious freedom work. 
The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University School of Law has received a $1 million anonymous gift to expand training in religious freedom for law students and bring new scholarship and fresh voices to the field. Read about the gift here: Religious Freedom Gift

Jenn Ortegren (WSAR) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Religion at High Point University in High Point, NC for Fall 2015.


Spring 2015

Susannah T. Laramee Kidd (ARC) has just been named one of 22 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows. She will be a research analyst for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Jamil Drake (ARC) is a visiting assistant professor position in American Religious History at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Joe Wiinikka-Lydon is a visiting assistant professor of religion in Denison University's religion department for 2015-2016

Bobbi Patterson, Associate Director, GDR has received the Jefferson Award

Tom Long
has received Emory’s Scholar/Teacher Award

Brett Maiden (HB) has received a fellowship from the University of Helsinki.The fellowship is funded by Finland's Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), which "awards scholarships for foreign Doctoral level students and young researchers to carry out postgraduate studies and research and teaching in Finnish universities." His project proposal was titled, "Cognition, Culture, and the Representation of Hybrid Deities in the Ancient Near East," and planned to investigate the interaction of cultural and cognitive mechanisms that impact the spread and distribution of hybrid concepts in ANE art and biblical texts.

Josey Bridges Snuder (HB)
has received the Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship for next year (2015-2016).

Brian DiPalma (HB)
accepted an Andrew Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowships for the next academic year (2015-2016). He will be teaching at Morehouse College.

Kenny Smith (ARC) will begin a full-time (non-tenured) Instructor Lectureship at LSU in the fall of 2015.

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church have selected two Emory scholars out of 10 awards for The Dempster Graduate Fellowship. This award supports doctoral students who are committed  to serving the church by becoming professors who will educate the next generation of United Methodist pastors.

Brandon Wason (NT) has accepted a position at Pitts Theology Library of Candler School of Theology as the curator of archives and manuscripts.

Shively Smith is assistant professor at Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC.

Anne Stewart (HB) has a new position as the Director of External Relations for Princeton Theological Seminary.

One of Candler’s longest-serving and best-loved professors, William Mallard, professor emeritus of church history, died on December 23 - Please visit this link for more information

Spring Colloquy Information Revised - Please see the attached schedule for updated information.


Fall 2014


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