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Click below to view our core faculty by their primary fields of specialization:

Fields of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Islamic Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas, Religions of Asia

Barbara Rossetti Ambros
Department Chair, Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religions of Asia
Regions: East Asia
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Space and Place

Yaakov Ariel
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions, Judaism
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Brandon Bayne
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity, Space and Place

Jessica A. Boon
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment, Mysticism, Science Studies

Youssef Carter
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Andrea Dara Cooper
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation

Carl W. Ernst
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Joseph Lam
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

David Lambert
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Lauren G. Leve
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religions of Asia
Regions: South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia, Contemporary and Global Christianities
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Greco-Roman Religions, Judaism
Methods: Archaeology, Historical Methods
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

Evyatar Marienberg
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Catholicism, Judaism
Methods: Ethnography, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Law

Hugo Méndez
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Materiality and Embodiment

Todd Ramón Ochoa
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity

Zlatko Pleše
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Mysticism

Randall G. Styers
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Law, Science Studies

Brendan Jamal Thornton
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Waleed Ziad
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Mysticism, Space and Place

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In addition, our faculty have expertise in a range of regions, traditions, methodologies, and themes within religious studies. Select the lists below to view our faculty organized by some of these categories:

Regions: East Asia, Europe & the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, South Asia & the Himalayas

Barbara Rossetti Ambros
Department Chair, Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religions of Asia
Regions: East Asia
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Space and Place

Yaakov Ariel
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions, Judaism
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Brandon Bayne
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity, Space and Place

Jessica A. Boon
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment, Mysticism, Science Studies

Youssef Carter
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Andrea Dara Cooper
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation

Carl W. Ernst
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Joseph Lam
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

David Lambert
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Lauren G. Leve
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religions of Asia
Regions: South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia, Contemporary and Global Christianities
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Greco-Roman Religions, Judaism
Methods: Archaeology, Historical Methods
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

Evyatar Marienberg
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Catholicism, Judaism
Methods: Ethnography, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Law

Hugo Méndez
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Materiality and Embodiment

Todd Ramón Ochoa
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity

Zlatko Pleše
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Mysticism

Randall G. Styers
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Law, Science Studies

Brendan Jamal Thornton
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Waleed Ziad
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Mysticism, Space and Place

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Traditions: Buddhism & other religions of Asia, Christianity (Catholicism, Contemporary & Global Christianities, Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity), Greco-Roman Religions, Inter-religious interactions, Judaism, Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora

Barbara Rossetti Ambros
Department Chair, Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religions of Asia
Regions: East Asia
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Space and Place

Yaakov Ariel
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions, Judaism
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Brandon Bayne
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity, Space and Place

Jessica A. Boon
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment, Mysticism, Science Studies

Youssef Carter
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Andrea Dara Cooper
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation

Carl W. Ernst
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Joseph Lam
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

David Lambert
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Lauren G. Leve
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religions of Asia
Regions: South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia, Contemporary and Global Christianities
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Greco-Roman Religions, Judaism
Methods: Archaeology, Historical Methods
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

Evyatar Marienberg
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Catholicism, Judaism
Methods: Ethnography, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Law

Hugo Méndez
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Materiality and Embodiment

Todd Ramón Ochoa
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity

Zlatko Pleše
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Mysticism

Randall G. Styers
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Law, Science Studies

Brendan Jamal Thornton
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Waleed Ziad
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Mysticism, Space and Place

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Methods: Archaeology, Critical Theory & Continental Philosophy, Ethnography, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation

Barbara Rossetti Ambros
Department Chair, Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religions of Asia
Regions: East Asia
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Space and Place

Yaakov Ariel
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions, Judaism
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Brandon Bayne
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity, Space and Place

Jessica A. Boon
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment, Mysticism, Science Studies

Youssef Carter
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Andrea Dara Cooper
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation

Carl W. Ernst
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Joseph Lam
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

David Lambert
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Lauren G. Leve
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religions of Asia
Regions: South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia, Contemporary and Global Christianities
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Greco-Roman Religions, Judaism
Methods: Archaeology, Historical Methods
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

Evyatar Marienberg
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Catholicism, Judaism
Methods: Ethnography, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Law

Hugo Méndez
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Materiality and Embodiment

Todd Ramón Ochoa
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity

Zlatko Pleše
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Mysticism

Randall G. Styers
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Law, Science Studies

Brendan Jamal Thornton
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Waleed Ziad
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Mysticism, Space and Place

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Topics: Animals & Religion, Anthropology of Religion, Biblical Interpretation, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Materiality & Embodiment, Mysticism, Race & Ethnicity, Religion & Law, Science Studies, Space & Place

Barbara Rossetti Ambros
Department Chair, Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religions of Asia
Regions: East Asia
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Space and Place

Yaakov Ariel
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions, Judaism
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Brandon Bayne
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity, Space and Place

Jessica A. Boon
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Catholicism, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment, Mysticism, Science Studies

Youssef Carter
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Andrea Dara Cooper
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Animals and Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies

Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation

Carl W. Ernst
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Historical Methods, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Mysticism, Race and Ethnicity

Juliane Hammer
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, North America
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Joseph Lam
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Judaism
Methods: Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

David Lambert
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Judaism
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Lauren G. Leve
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religions of Asia
Regions: South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Buddhism and other religions of Asia, Contemporary and Global Christianities
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Materiality and Embodiment

Jodi Magness
Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Greco-Roman Religions, Judaism
Methods: Archaeology, Historical Methods
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Jewish Studies

Evyatar Marienberg
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Catholicism, Judaism
Methods: Ethnography, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion and Law

Hugo Méndez
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Orthodox Christianity
Methods: Historical Methods, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Materiality and Embodiment

Todd Ramón Ochoa
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Traditions: Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Materiality and Embodiment, Race and Ethnicity

Zlatko Pleše
Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa
Traditions: Early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Philology, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Biblical Interpretation, Mysticism

Randall G. Styers
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture
Regions: Europe and the Mediterranean, North America
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Inter-religious Interactions
Methods: Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Textual Interpretation
Topics: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religion and Law, Science Studies

Brendan Jamal Thornton
Associate Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Religion and Culture, Religion in the Americas
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
Traditions: Contemporary and Global Christianities, Religions of the Black Atlantic/African Diaspora
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Anthropology of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity

Waleed Ziad
Assistant Professor

Field(s) of specialization: Islamic Studies
Regions: Middle East/Africa, South Asia and the Himalayas
Traditions: Islam
Methods: Ethnography
Topics: Mysticism, Space and Place

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