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This is a space for faculty and graduate students in Stanford's Religious Studies Department to reflect on the ways in which their own work foregrounds issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We will feature a different graduate student and faculty member on a rotational basis.

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It is with great sadness that the Department of Religious Studies announces the death of 

‘Hoover saw himself throughout his life as this minister and soldier.’ Photograph: Corbis/Getty Images

One of the earliest photographs of J Edgar Hoover shows him aged 17, standing tall and proud in t
Tuesday, January 9, 2024. 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Wallenberg Hall, 433A

Letters were a vital means of communication for Germany’s learned elite in the early sixteenth century. Although scholars have long studied the…

Wednesday, February 7, 2024. 12:00pm - 1:20pm

Carolyn Chen is Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study…