Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Assistant Professor of Religion
Dr. Nabhan-Warren learned late last year that she was one of 12 young scholars chosen from the 300 applicants to take part in the program, supported by the Lilly Endowment and based at Indiana University-Purdue University , Indianapolis . The program is distinctive in that it promotes innovation both in research and teaching, challenging each scholar to produce a scholarly article and a course syllabus. The Young Scholars' articles are published in Religion and American Culture , and their syllabi are made available on the Center's website.
According to Philip Goff, director of the Center, "The fact is, once we have posted Kristy's syllabus and her explanation of the ins-and-outs of her course, thousands of teachers around the world will consult it and likely adopt some of her ideas. Perhaps nothing else in the field has influenced the way we teach our courses more than the ideas generated by the Young Scholars program."
Here on campus, Dr. Nabhan-Warren is working on a new "Religions in America " course, to be offered in 2007, which will weave together ethnography and service learning.