The Religious Studies Department is tremendously pleased to welcome Catherine Prueitt (PhD, Emory University) to our faculty. Dr. Prueitt is a scholar of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, and her research, funded in part by a Fulbright in India, focuses on Classical Indian Buddhist and Hindu explorations of the way human beings construct and experience their worlds. She finds in her work that these rich philosophical traditions provide insight into a number of problems of pressing relevance in today's society, including the methods and ethics of engaging others who may have very different understandings of what's “real” and “true” in the world we all share.
She not only maintains a busy research and travel schedule (while finding time to play competitive ultimate frisbee!), but also brings great enthusiasm and energy to her teaching. She sees the academic study of religion as an opportunity to help students to develop the background and critical tools necessary to become exemplary global citizens and is committed to developing her students’ abilities to engage in complex conversations through clear, well-argued writing and debate. Please help us to welcome her to our campus!
April 19, 2017