Brian Catlos teaches graduate and undergrad courses in Religious Studies and undergraduate courses in Humanities. At CU Boulder he offers courses on the history of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. His emphasis is on the religious identity, minority-majority relations the social, economic, and institutional history of religious groups in and around the pre-Modern Mediterranean.

In 2009 & 2011 he recieved citations from the Chancellor of the University of California Santa Cruz for undergraduate mentorship. He has been awarded and IMPART (Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching) Faculty Fellowship for Fall 2014.

Undergraduate and graduate students in Religious Studies, History, Humanities, Jewish Studies, or Spanish and Portuguese who are interested in doing independent projects (RLST4840/6840) should contact him directly.

He welcomes inquiries from potential graduate students seeking to do an MA in Religious Studies or a joint-MA with History on subjects relating to the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, ethnic and religious culture and identity, Crusade and holy war, and the history of Muslim, Christian and Jewish societies in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Currently CU Boulder's Religious Studies department does not have a PhD program.

In Fall 2023 Brian will teach RLST 3000, Chrisitan Traditions and ARAB/RLST2320: Early Muslim World. Both are held in person and auditors are welcome. In the spring he will be on sabbatical leave. Brian plans on teaching the online version of RLST 3000, Chrisitan Traditions in summer term B of 2022, and the online version of ARAB/RLST2320: Early Muslim World in Summer A.


Current (Fall 2024):

  • ARAB/ RLST 2320 Early Muslim World - T/Th 9:30am-10:45pm  KTCH 1B71 - syllabus
  • RLST 3000 Christian Traditions  - T/Th 11:00am-12:15pm KTCH 1B71 - syllabus

Upcoming (Summer 2024):

  • RLST 3000 Christian Traditions - Summer A - online asynchronous    
  • ARAB/ RLST 2320 Early Muslim World - Summer B -- online asynchronous  

Office Hours: M noon-1pm (ZoomLinks to an external site.) & T 1-2pm (in person), or by appointment. You should email in advance whether you wish to have a virtual or in-person meeting.

Tu/Thurs 11:00-12:15 
HLMS 141 
syllabus  Tu/Thurs 11:00-12:15 
HLMS 141