Alexandra Larrave

Alexandra Larrave

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Why did you major in Religious Studies?

I was interested in medieval Christianity.

Tell us about your senior capstone research or a favorite research project in Religious Studies.

"An Invisible Leader and Friend: Negotiating Expectations of the Dead Holy Man through Saint Martin and Medieval Tours" ; I loved spending a long time immersed in a single project- it was my first intro to real independent research!

Where are you today, and how has your degree in Religious Studies shaped your future path?

I'm a PhD student at Northwestern in medieval History. I wouldn't have known I was interested in the field without the research I started at Stanford!

Why should students today consider Religious Studies today?

Not sure how the department has changed since I graduated, but it is fascinating to learn about different cultures through their religions.