I’m proud to have helped restructure the graduate (and undergraduate) program in the Department of Religion.
The department has re-organized itself around three clearly articulated methodological models with which to pursue study of traditional religious and regional cultures like American Christian, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Indigenous American religions, and South Asian.
The three methodological clusters provide to that study the theoretical dimension which has always been the signature of the Department of Religion at Syracuse. Those clusters are “Communities & Identities,” Culture, Image, & Politics,” “Texts & Contexts.”
Rather than trap themselves, students and faculty are expected to move across the nodes.