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Religious Studies and Philosophy Faculty

Spring 2024 Religious Studies Lecture Series

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Location
  • Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center, Room LL31
  • Spelman College

Philosophy and Religious StudiesYou're cordially invited to the Spring 2024 Religious Studies Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Sharon Suh.

Lecture Title: The Social Determinants of Race-based Trauma and Collective Healing: Where Buddhism, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness Meet.

In this talk, Dr. Sharon Suh explores how contemporary mindfulness practices have continued to serve
the individual at the expense of the collective and uncovers how white privilege and white supremacy continue to impact and limit their potential effects. 

Drawing from studies in Buddhism, neuroscience, and mindfulness, Dr. Suh shares insights from trauma-sensitive mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga that have proven effective in helping survivors find safety in the body, which is crucial for health and recovery.

About the Department

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers two majors, one in philosophy and the other in religious studies. While the two majors complement and enhance each other, they retain their separate identities and missions. In both programs, Spelman students learn how to read critically, write cogently, identify and interrogate historical and contemporary discourses, apply discipline-specific research methods, conduct and present their own research in their courses, and employ inquiry-based learning so as to take ultimate responsibility for their own academic potential.


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Philosophy and Religious Studies Publicatons


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2017 Vol 1 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2017

In this Issue:

  • Alumni Updates: Take a look at what Spelman College Religious Studies
    alumni are doing now.
  • Program Updates: See how the Spelman College Religious Studies program
    has evolved over the years.

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2017


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2018 Vol 2 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2018

In this Issue:

  • Fall Speakers: Candomblé Iyalorixá Valnizia de Ayra speaks on campus (joined by
    Vandrea Amaral and Rachel Harding).
  • Department Updates: Dr. Nami Kim is elected chair of the Department.
  • Spelman Research Day: Religious Studies Students join campus Research Day festivities.

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2018


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2019 Vol 3 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2019

In this Issue:

  • Religious Studies Pedagogy Seminars: Kwok Pui Lan, Ashley Coleman-Taylor,
    and Robbie Shlliam discuss curriculum ideas for religious studies.
  • Department, Program Updates: Goodbye Ms. King; RS Faculty publications.
  • Fall 2018 Speaker: Pamela Lightsey lectures at Spelman

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2019


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2020 Vol 4 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2020

In this Issue:

  • Beyoncé Mass, Panel Connect to Contemporary Black Women’s Spiritualities
  • Department, Program Updates: Beyond COVID-19; Hello Ms. Brown
  • Fall Speaker: Juliane Hammer: Muslim Response to Domestic Violence
  • Updates: Alumni, Majors, and Minors

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2020


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2021 Vol 5 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2021

In this Issue:

  • Program and Departmental Developments: Religious Studies Program Begins First Curriculum Review in More than a Decade; Philosophy and Religious Studies Department Webpage Is Revised
  • Spring Speaker: Eboni Marshall Turman Presents a Womanist Analysis of Religion and Violence
  • Updates: Alumnae Activities

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2021


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2022 Vol 6 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2022

In this Issue:

  • Spring Lecture: Tamura Lomax Delivers 18 th Annual Religious Studies Lecture
  • Program Updates: Hello Ms. Shana Singleton; Kim, Ross Scholarly Activity
  • RS Curriculum: Two New Religious Studies Courses
  • Updates: Alumni, Majors, and Minors

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2022


Religious Studies Publication - Spring 2023 Vol 7 Issue 1

Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2023

In this Issue:

  • RS Lecture: Musa Dube's Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of Genesis 1
  • Updates: Alumnae, Majors, and Minors
  • Photos: Activities from the Academic Year, Kirn Travels to Japan

View Religious Studies Notes - Spring 2023

Contact Us

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Shana Singleton
Administrative Assistant
PHIREL@spelman.edu
404-270-5521


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