Religious Studies Best MA Thesis Award

Since 2014, the Center for Religious Studies has recognized outstanding research by MA students enrolled in Religious Studies at CEU. The prize goes to the author(s) of the thesis(es) of the year deemed best on the basis of nominations by supervisors and the evaluation of the CRS Executive Committee.


Annual Religious Studies Best Theses Award Recipients 

2022 - 2023

Bálint Békefi (CEU Department of Philosophy)

"Enganging Oppy's Metaphilosophy of Religion: Arugments, Worldwies, and Disagreement"

Ana Inés Aldazabal (CEU Department of Medieval Studies)
"When Woman Married Satan: The Emergence of Diabolical Witchcraft in French Medieval Literature"

Sara Boljević (CEU Department of Philosophy)
"E. J. Lowe’s Argument for the Existence of God: A Neo-Platonic Defense"

Eszter Jakab (CEU Cultural Heritage Studies Program)
"Remembering Enlightenment Bodh Gayā in the Cultural Memory of Thailand"

Nicholas Gribble (CEU Department of International Relations)
"Statehood as a Global Religion: Or how the world was made natural"

Anna Smelova (CEU Department of History)
"The Temperance Movement: Alcohol and Politics in fin-de-siècle Russia"

James Gresock (CEU Department of History)
"Rebellious Heretics and Faithful Martyrs: Media Polemics and the Symbolic Language of the ‘Bohemian Question’ throughout the Thirty Years’ War"

Povilas Dikavicius (CEU Department of History)
"Pompa Funebris: Funeral Rituals and Civic Community in Seventeenth-Century Vilnius"

Ines Ivic (CEU Department of Medieval Studies)
"The Cult of Saint Jerome in Dalmatia in the Fifteenth and the Sixteenth Centuries"

Germain Laigle (CEU Department of International Relations)
"Contemporary European Jihadism: Friendship and Counterculture"

Roxana Aras (CEU Department of History)
"Sacred Smellscapes: the Olfactory in Contemporary Christian and Muslim Lebanese Communities"

Emese Muntan  (CEU Department of History)
"From Apocalyptic Prophecy to Political Discourse: The Relationship between the Theological and the Political in Reformed Funeral Speeches in Mid-Seventeenth Century Principality of Transylvania"