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2008 Graduates Info Here!
Congratulations to the PFF Fellows from the School of Religion for 2008-2009!
Thomas Crawford is a doctoral student in the School of Religion's New Testament program. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religions from Tufts University and later a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Tom currently works as a research assistant at the Institute for Signifying Scriptures here at CGU. Tom's research interests include the politics of orthodoxy and heresy, Pauline studies and the negotiation and construction of social borders and identities. Currently, Tom is on a quest to find and bake the perfect molasses cookie; this laborious research also spurred an interest in running.
Sara Moslener is a doctoral candidate in the School of Religion who specializes in United States Religious History. Her dissertation project on the faith-based sexual abstinence movement within evangelical Christianity analyzes the theological, ethical, and cultural implications of this movement for the scholarship of North American evangelicalism. Sara also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Calvin College and a Master of Theological Studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She currently teaches in the Religion Department at the University of La Verne.
Andrea M. Stephenson is a doctoral student in Philosophy of Religion and Theology. Her Bachelor’s degree from Juniata College is in Psychology and Religion, and she has a Master’s of Divinity from Drew Theological School in New Jersey. During her time in seminary Andrea decided she would rather teach on either the undergraduate or seminary level than preach in a church. Andrea works as a research assistant for Dr. Roland Faber and Dr. Philip Clayton as well as working retail at Carkle Sudie in the Claremont village. Her dissertation is on post-structuralism, theology, and the Holy Spirit. Specifically her research interests include post-structuralism, pluralism, theological language, and intersections between theology and philosophy in film. When she isn’t studying or working, Andrea enjoys hiking and biking with her husband and creating unique jewelry designs out of gemstones and metals.
Sana Tayyen is a dual degree student working on an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in Religion in the Philosophy of Religion and Theology program. Her research interests include comparative religion, inter-religious communication, peace studies, philosophy, theology, and Islamic prophetic tradition and history, as well as Quranic exegesis and tradition. She also is interested in the interplay between culture, socio-power dynamics, and religion. Sana currently works as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Signifying Scriptures as well as for Professor Zayn Kassam in Islamic Studies at Pomona College.
More information on the program is available at http://www.cgu.edu/pff.
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