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Jodi Eichler-Levine, Professor of Religion Studies, teaches Beyond Bagels at Lehigh University

Humanities Center

The Humanities Center provides a physical home as well as intellectual, financial, and organizational support for students, faculty, and staff who wish to come together to participate in humanistic inquiry, understood in the broadest possible terms.

Africana Studies

The purpose of the Africana Studies Program is to engender in Lehigh students an intellectual appreciation of the life and culture of people of African descent worldwide, especially in the United States, thereby enriching the Lehigh curriculum and increasing the relevance of a Lehigh education to a culturally diverse society and world. In the best tradition of a liberal arts education, Africana Studies expands all Lehigh students’ critical understanding of their own heritage in interaction with other cultures.

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies

The Berman Center for Jewish Studies, founded in 1984, is celebrating its silver anniversary with a series of educational and cultural events. Our Anniversary Celebration booklet gives a summary of our accomplishments during our first 25 years.

Center for Global Islamic Studies

Launched in the fall of 2009, the Center is an intellectual community committed to the study of Islamic civilization. With the support of a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CGIS promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research designed to take Islamic Studies into and beyond the classroom by offering students, faculty and the broader community a variety of forums for dialogue, debate and experiential learning.

The Lehigh Review

Each year for the past eighteen, Lehigh University has published The Lehigh Review, an entirely student-produced journal of the arts and sciences. Each issue contains some of the best scholarly writing by Lehigh undergraduates.

Alice Eckardt Scholar in Residence

The Religion, Culture & Society department originally launched this unique program with a generous $50,000 grant from an anonymous donor. Annual funding from the Dean's Office in the College of Arts and Sciences now supports a three-day residency for a visiting scholar every fall semester. The Scholar-in-Residence program is named in honor of Alice Eckardt, who taught in our department from 1972 to 1987.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of academic inquiry that critically examines the diverse realities of women's and men's lives and the ways in which gender, sexuality, and power differentials shape human lives and human societies.

Global Studies

Every student leaving college and entering the workforce – the world – should have a fundamental understanding of globalization. Such understanding will give students crucial knowledge and skills that will set them apart in this new world and help them succeed in an increasingly globalized context.

Asian Studies

The Asian Studies program provides undergraduates in any college within Lehigh an opportunity to acquire a systematic knowledge of Asia, specifically East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The program focuses on the rich historical and cultural heritage of the countries of Asia.