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From our Eyes: Conversations between Jews and Palestinians for a Better Tomorrow

March 21, 2024 by Samantha Thompson | News

This edition of From Our Eyes features Samantha Thompson (‘25 Peace and Justice Studies major). As part of the event planning team for the Shared Humanity: Conversations between Jews and Palestinians for a Better Tomorrow event, Thompson shares insight on what she learned from the expert panelists and what she hopes for the future at

Mirabai: The Making of a Saint Faculty Books

September 21, 2023 by | News

Mirabai: The Making of a Saint, the latest publication by Dr. Nancy Martin (Religious Studies), is about an extraordinary and (still) controversial woman—a sixteenth-century, royal devotee of Krishna who refused to live as a woman of her caste and class should. Instead, she sang and danced her impassioned love of God in public, interacting with

Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico’s Huasteca Veracruzana

April 21, 2023 by Lisa Wong ‘25 | News

The Department of Religious Studies recently hosted anthropologists Alan and Pamela Sandstrom for the annual Huntington Memorial Lecture. They presented their field research from their latest book, Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico’s Huasteca Veracruzana which traces the couple’s decades-long journey integrating themselves into studying the Nahua people and their culture. “It’s

A Yogurt Model of the Self: Robot Bodies and Tantric Bodies Huntington Lecture Series

February 21, 2023 by Amy Asmussen | News

  Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted Dr. Loriliai Biernacki, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for a lecture on “A Yogurt Model of the Self: Robot Bodies and Tantric Bodies,” as part of the Department of Religious Studies, Huntington Lecture Series. Dr. Biernacki’s “yogurt model of the

Motherhood to Motherhoods Conference 

January 30, 2023 by Allison DeVries | News

Chapman University is hosting a free, three-day conference, Motherhood to Motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ on April 28-30 2023. Dr. Julye Bidmead (Religious Studies) and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa (Sociology) received a 2022-23 On-Campus Conference Award to organize this conference, which will investigate the construction of “motherhood” as a concept and connect community members to holistic

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni of 2022 The Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano '99

October 26, 2022 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently honored its Distinguished Alumni of 2022, the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano (’99, Religious Studies and English Literature). Halverson-Cano, currently serving as a pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church, is a progressive social justice leader in Orange County, active in numerous causes. She is a successful female

Liberating Mindfulness Faculty Books

September 29, 2022 by | News

How can self-help practice bring about true individual happiness or societal happiness when so many problems stem from racist, misogynist, heteronormative, and classist policies and structures? This is just one of the hard questions Dean Gail Stearns, Associate Professor of Religious and Peace Studies in Wilkinson College tackles in her latest publication Liberating Mindfulness: from

After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education Presents New Perspectives on the Holocaust Series of Lectures and Events for 2021-22

September 14, 2021 by Dr. Marilyn J. Harran | News

After a year of virtual events absent the excitement that comes from sharing in-person programs, the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education resumes on-campus events this fall. As we have seen so often over the last year, bringing awareness and knowledge of the Holocaust to our students and to the broader community is more crucial than

2021 Wilkinson Student Excellence Award Winners

May 14, 2021 by | News

The past couple of weeks, high-achieving Wilkinson students were recognized with honors in a series of events that constituted this year’s annual Wilkinson College award ceremonies and campus leadership awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Kugelman Awards Dulcie and Lawrence Kugelman have been supporting the Annual Kugelman Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony for well over

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