Congratulations to all Fall 2020 DSR Graduates!

November 23, 2020 by Department for the Study of Religion Staff

Congratulations to Fall 2020 Department for the Study of Religion Graduates!

Our graduating class is made up of three PhDs, four MAs, one specialist, three majors and six minors!

PhD Graduates:

  • Sara Ahmed Abdel-Latif, “Gendering Asceticism in Medieval Sufism” (Supervisor: Walid Saleh, Committee Members: Jeannie Miller, Ash Geissinger)
  • Elizabeth Klaiber-Noble, “Book-Burning and the Banning of Books and Authors in England, 1526–1558: A Sixteenth-Century Fire-Library” (Co-Supervisors: David Galbraith and Pamela Klassen, Committee Member: Nick Terpstra)
  • Rony Kozman, “Adam's Wisdom and Israel's Law: Natural Law in Early Judaism” (Supervisor: Judith Newman, Committee Members: David Novak, John Kloppenborg)

MA Graduates:  

  • Molly Mignault, “Not in Our Lifetime - A Case Study of Sacred Nature in South Asia: The Bagmati River and Mt. Khangchendzonga” (Co-Supervisors: Frances Garrett and Stephen Scharper)
  • Mark Mueller, “Religious Motivations for the Diocletianic Persecution” (Supervisor: John Kloppenborg) 
  • Yitong Tong, “The Doctrine of Consciousness Process (Citta-vīthi) in the Pāli Commentarial Literature” (Supervisor: Christoph Emmrich) 
  • Joel West, “The Fractured Jew: A Study in the Constructions of Jewishness in Popular Culture” (Supervisor: Ken Green)



Sofia Ali 


Ruth Alves

Aminah Abd-Al-Rashid

Unaiza Punjwani


Daniel Balay

Joseph Baduria

Anushree Kariwal

Danya Naqvi

Talia Preziuso

Jeffrey Yagar