It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Religion and our graduate program in Religion. In keeping with Rice University’s open doors and the university’s current banner campaign, let me say in IsiZulu, Siyanamkela.
We are delighted to welcome you to the global quest for excellence in the studies of religion animated by and grounded in critical research in the different areas of our concentrations. We deploy a methodological pluralism to rethink major paradigms and ask new questions on the major religious traditions and lesser-known traditions of the world. The Department of Religion has been at the center of Rice’s intellectual and community life, and we are proud to continue that tradition. We welcome you to an intellectual culture and research practices that have gone through different innovations, leading us to a position that is grounded in the best historical traditions in the study of religion that shape our multidisciplinary intellectual engagements. Read more >>