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    Barbara Rossetti
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    Associate Professor
    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002

    125 G Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3931
    bambros@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religions of Asia
    Research interests: Religions in early modern through contemporary Japan; gender; pilgrimage and sacred space; ethnicity and religion; human-animal relationships; East Asian religions and the environment

    publications

     


     

    Yaakov Ariel new Yaakov pic
    Professor, Director of the Minor in Christianity and Culture
    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1986

    106 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3930
    yariel@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religion in the Americas
    Research interests: Christian-Jewish relations in the modern era; missions and conversions; evangelicals and Jews; Jewish renewal; Jewish new religious movements; Christianity and Israel

    Biographical profile

    curriculum vitae

     


     

    Brandon BayneBrandonBayneFaceShotsmall.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    Th.D., Harvard University, 2012

    130 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-1268
    bayne@unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religion in the Americas
    Research interests: Colonial Missions and Encounter; Early Modern Global Catholicism; Native American Christianities; Latina/o and Borderlands Religion; Martyrdom, Relics, and Memorialization; World Christianity

     


     

    Jessica A. BoonJes.Boon.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004

    113 Saunders Hall
    (919) 843-3094
    jboon@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Christianity
    Research interests: Mysticism; religion in medieval and Golden Age Spain; Marian and Passion-centered devotions; body, suffering, and religion; history of science and spirituality; gender and sexuality; Jewish Studies

    CURRICULUM VITAE

     


     

    Bart D. Ehrmancopy_of_ehrman_bart_12_020.jpg
    James A. Gray Distinguished Professor
    Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1985

    117 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3940
    behrman@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
    Research interests: New Testament interpretation; Apostolic Fathers; early Christian apocrypha; orthodoxy and heresy in early Christianity; New Testament textual criticism

    Biographical profile
    Curriculum vitae
    Personal website

    Personal Blog

     


     

    Carl W. ErnstErnst.png
    Kenan Distinguished Professor
    Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981

    107 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3924
    cernst@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Islamic Studies; Religions of Asia
    Research interests: General and critical issues in Islamic studies; premodern and contemporary Sufism; Muslim interpretations of Indian religions.

    Personal website

     


     

    Juliane Hammerhammer.jpg
    Associate Professor and Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Ph.D., Humboldt University, Berlin, 2001

    129 Saunders Hall
    (919) 843-7282
    jhammer@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Islamic Studies
    Research interests: American Muslims; gender discourses in American Muslim communities; Muslim women's and gender studies; theory and method in the study of Islam; Sufism and food; modern and contemporary Muslim approaches to the Qur'an; marriage, family, and sexuality in religions

    CURRICULUM VITAE


    Joseph LamLam
    Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew
    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012

    122 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3927
    jclam@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
    Research interests: The Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context; linguistic approaches to Biblical Hebrew; comparative Semitic grammar; ritual and cult in the ancient Near East; metaphor in religious language

    Curriculum vitae


     


     

    David Lambertlambert.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2004

    127 Saunders Hall
    (919) 843-9117
    dalambe@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
    Research interests: Hebrew Bible; ancient Israelite religious practices and society; late Second Temple Judaism; the history of biblical interpretation; development of religious terminology; Western notions of the self and interiority; history of Jewish thought

     


     

    Lauren G. Leveleve.jpg
    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1999

    128 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3925
    leve@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religions of Asia; Religion and Culture
    Research interests: Ethnographic methods and the ethnography of religion; Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia; personhood and identity; gender and feminist theory; globalism, nationalism, and postcoloniality; anthropology of religion; religions of South Asia and Nepal

    Curriculum vitae

     


     

    Jodi Magnessmagness.jpg
    Kenan Distinguished Professor
    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989

    121 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3928
    magness@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions; Islamic Studies
    Research interests: Early Judaism; archaeology of Palestine

    BIOGRAPHICAL pROFILE

    CURRICULUM VITAE

    Archaeological Dig in Israel

     


     

    Evyatar Marienbergmarienberg.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    E.J. and Sara Evans Fellow of Jewish History and Culture

    Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2002

    112 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3939
    evyatarm@unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    Research interests: Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish law; contemporary Catholicism; regulation of sexuality; social history in the Middle Ages; rituals; reception of Vatican II

    Biographical profile
    Curriculum vitae
    Personal website

     


     

    Todd Ramón OchoaOchoa.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005

    118 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3934
    tochoa@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religion in the Americas
    Research interests: African-inspired religions in Latin America and the Caribbean; Cuban-Kongo societies of affliction; materiality; Creolization and racialization; critical ethnographic practice

    Curriculum vitae

     


     

    Zlatko Pleseplese.jpg
    Associate Professor
    Ph.D., Yale University, 1996

    116 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3936
    plese@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
    Research interests: Gnosticism and Manichaeism; Hellenistic religions, philosophy,and rhetoric; Plutarch and Platonism; Coptic language and literature

    Biographical profile
    Curriculum vitae

     


     

    Omid SafiSafi2013part2.jpg
    Professor
    Ph.D., Duke University, 2000

    120 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-4890
    omid@email.unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Islamic Studies; Religions of Asia
    Research interests: Progressive Islamic thought; social and intellectual history of pre-modern Islam; Islamic mysticism

    BIOLOGICAL PROFILE

    Curriculum vitae

    Personal website

     


     

    Randall G. Styerscrop_styers.jpg
    Associate Professor, Department Chair
    J.D., Yale Law School, 1984
    Ph.D., Duke University, 1997

    125C Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-3938
    rstyers@unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religion and Culture
    Research interests: Modern Western religious thought; contemporary critical thought; religion and magic; religion and law; gender theory

    Biographical profile

    Curriculum vitae

     


     

    Brendan Jamal Thorntonthornton.jpg
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2011

    130 Saunders Hall
    (919) 962-5666
    Brendan_Thornton@unc.edu

    Field of specialization: Religion in the Americas
    Research interests: Caribbean and Latin America; anthropology of religion; comparative Caribbean ethnology; Christianities; Pentecostalism; Afro-Creole religions; identity politics; gender; power and authority


     


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