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Class of 2021 | Miranda Christy Gets Creative in Face of COVID Closures

Miranda Christy, portraitAfter Miranda Christy graduates from Ohio University this spring, she heads to Virginia Tech to start her M.A. in history. Christy double majored in History and Classical Civilizations in the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She says COVID restrictions tried to get in her way, but she powered past […]

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Posted on 04/08/2021

Collins Interviewed by ‘Bollywood Is for Lovers’ Podcast

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and Chair of Classics & Religious Studies, was invited to be interviewed on the popular biweekly Bollywood Is for Lovers podcast, hosted by Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser. Listen to Brian Collins’ Bollywood Horrors episode. The […]

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Posted on 03/03/2021

New Name: Department of Classics & Religious Studies

Ellis Hall entryway architectural elementBy Dr. Brian Collins Chair of Classics & Religious Studies As of this semester, the Department of Classics & World Religions will become the Department of Classics & Religious Studies, and the World Religions major and minor will soon be renamed the Religious Studies major and minor. Soon the prefixes […]

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Posted on 01/26/2021

Sheldon Wins Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, portraitThe Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, awarded in recognition of an outstanding article on the history of women in science, went to Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon for her essay “Breeding Mixed Race Women for Profit and Pleasure,” published in American Quarterly vol. 71, no. 3 (September […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021

Why Study Religion in College?

Grace Eberly meeting with female health center workers in the village of Marsul, India during a study abroad experience (2015).When I was an undergraduate student majoring in World Religions, people often asked me what I expected to be able to do with this degree. In my case, I always knew that I wanted to go into medicine but, in retrospect, I truly believe there is nothing you can’t do […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Insider Higher Ed Reviews Brian Collins’ Square Peg Podcast Series

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Inside Higher Ed’s Scott McLemee writes about Dr. Brian Collins’ podcast series A Very Square Peg: The Strange and Remarkable Life of the Polymath Robert Eisler in a column called Podcasting a Polymath. …Before expressing enthusiasm, let me admit to a brief period of suspicion. Robert Eisler’s life sounds like […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Collins Authors ‘The Other Rama’ on Rarely Studied Mythical Warrior-Sage

Dr. Brian Collins holds a horror film poster from India.Associate Professor Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the chair of Classics & World Religions, recently published his second monograph, The Other Rāma: Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma, in the SUNY Series in Hindu Studies. Listen to an […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

Collins Discovers Forgotten Scholar, Produces Podcast Series on Robert Eisler

Brian Collins, portraitA trip to a used bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich., led Ohio University associate professor of Classics & World Religions Brian Collins to discover not just a rare book — but a rare man. From stumbling upon that book, Collins’ interest has sparked him to produce a 10-episode limited series about […]

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Posted on 08/06/2020

Lybarger Authors New Book ‘Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile’

Palestinian Chicago Identity in Exile book coverDr. Loren Lybarger authored Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile, the first book to appear in the University of California’s new series, New Directions in Palestinian Studies. Palestinian Chicago is available in paperback and as an open-access e-book. The New Directions series “publishes books that put Palestinians at the center of […]

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Posted on 07/29/2020

OHIO News | Perez Sheldon Name Cutler Scholars Executive Director

Myrna Perez Sheldon, portraitDr. Myrna Perez Sheldon, Assistant Professor of Classics & World Religions, was named the new executive director of Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars program, reports Ohio University News in a story headlined “Cutler Scholars Program names new executive director.” Perez Sheldon, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics and World […]

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Posted on 07/13/2020