Diversity

The Department of Religion at Princeton is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to work, learn, and teach. We affirm that diversity enhances our intellectual and professional lives and commit to working to recruiting and supporting a diversity community. We recognize that creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment is an ongoing process. 

In recognition of the long-standing connections between colonialism, imperialism, hierarchies of gender, race, and sexuality and the discipline of Religious Studies, the committee aims to provide resources to create a more diverse curriculum and approach to the field that supports equity and inclusion. We seek to foster an approach to the study of religion that offers critical tools for understanding how ways of thinking, social practices, and structures can impede the creation of a diverse and inclusive intellectual and professional community. We aim to provide critical resources for those in our field who seek to engage in practices that support diversity in various forms both within the academy and beyond.

The Department of Religion’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee serves as one means through which the department seeks to combat racism, discrimination, bias and exclusion and to promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work together.