Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies
One of the distinctive programs at Occidental College is the Undergraduate Research Program.
This exciting program provides funding for students to engage in full time, paid research on an original project in the summer. During summer 2013, four students will be working with Religious Studies faculty. Our fellows are:
Carlina Perna, '15—project: "Applying Queer Ecofeminism to Remedy Divine LGBTQ Discrimination" (advisor: Naylor)
Shira Barlas, '15—project: "Mandala Art as Meditation in Mahayana Buddhism" (advisor: Wright)
Lisa Chang, '16—project: "A Renewed Religion: The Charismatic Movement in the 1960s and 1970s" (advisor: Naylor)
Olivia Davis, '17—project: "Priapus and Christian Virgins as Boundary Stones in the Ancient Imagination" (advisor: Upson-Saia)
Each student will present her/his findings at the Summer Research conference (and might again at the Southern California Undergraduate Research conference, the regional American Academy of Religion conference, or a specialized professional conference). Their research might also form the foundation for the Senior Comprehensive projects.
- Location: Fowler Hall, 4th floor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 259-2787