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

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon

The 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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January 15, 2021 at 3:13 pmNews

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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January 14, 2021 at 7:09 pmNews

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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January 14, 2021 at 6:55 pmFaculty in the News In the News

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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January 14, 2021 at 6:21 pmResearch

Collins Discovers Forgotten Scholar, Produces Podcast Series on Robert Eisler

Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. Photo courtesy of Brian Collins

A 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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August 6, 2020 at 5:11 pmResearch

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

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

Dr. 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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July 29, 2020 at 9:50 amResearch

OHIO News | Perez Sheldon Name Cutler Scholars Executive Director

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon

Dr. 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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July 13, 2020 at 1:21 pmNews