Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity are among the most distinguished scholars of religion and practitioners of ministry in the world. Experts in a wide range of disciplines and religious traditions, they teach and mentor students and perform vital, creative research to advance religious insight and scholarship.
— Terry Tempest Williams, Writer-in-Residence
Research Programs and Centers
Harvard Divinity School’s dedicated centers and programs advance critical subjects in religious literacy, international study, women and religion, and other areas. Events and campus speakers bring worldwide insight to Harvard.
Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR)
Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP)
Program for the Evolution of Spirituality (PES)
Religion in Public Life (RPL)
Research Appointments and Affiliations
The Office of Academic Affairs administers unpaid appointments (of postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars) in cooperation with the associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, the HDS dean, and members of the Harvard Divinity School faculty. The minimum stay permitted for any unpaid appointment at HDS is three months. Learn more about research opportunities at HDS: