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Faculty Profile

MARY F THURLKILL

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RELIGION
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21 BRYANT HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1400
Joined UM: 08/12/2003

Brief Bio

Mary Thurlkill is Assistant Professor of Religion. Dr. Thurlkill received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2001. She joined the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ole Miss in 2003; she specializes in comparative Christianity and Islam, focusing on the classical and medieval periods. Dr. Thurlkill's first book, "Chosen Among Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi`ite Islam," was recently published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2007). She's now working on a comparative project regarding the use of "sacred smells" to designate the holy in both early Christianity and Islam. She teaches numerous undergraduate classes including Abrahamic Traditions, Saints and Sexuality, Islam, Christianity, and comparative Western Mysticism.

Degrees

ASSOCIATE
GENERAL STUDIES
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE/ EL DORADO (1989)
BA
HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS/ FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS (1992)
MA
HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS/ FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS (1992)
PHD
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
INDIANA UNIVERSITY/ BLOOMINGTON INDIANA (1997)