Recent Ph.D. Graduates

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Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Name/Contact Info Graduation Date Prior Degrees Area of Focus Research Interests

Patrick D’Silva

2018 B.A., Macalester College
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Islamic Studies Islam in South Asia; Sufism; Yoga; Mysticism; Post-colonial theory; Translation theory

Shannon Trosper Schorey

2018 B.A., Northern Arizona University
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
Religion and Culture Religion and media; philosophy of technology; American religious history; minority religions and the politics of religious pluralism; contemporary critical thought

Andrew Aghapour

2017 B.A., College of Charleston
M.Phil., Cambridge University
Religion and Culture Religion and science in the modern and postmodern west; religion in literature; critical theory

Matthew Dougherty

2017 B.A., Amherst College
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Religion in the Americas Missions and Native American Christianities in North America, American religion in the colonial and early republican periods, whiteness and masculinity in American religion

Stephanie Gaskill

2017 B.A., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Religion in the Americas African American religious history, religion, and prisons

Cynthia Hogan

2017 B.A., Wells College
M.A., North Carolina State University
M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Religion and Culture theory and methods of religion; material religion; visual culture of religion; museums and religious material culture

Leonard J. Lowe

2017 B.A., Kentucky Christian University
M.T.S., Duke University
Religion and Culture Haitian religious economy; critical ethnography; religion and poverty; surrealism and Négritude

Shaily Shashikant Patel

2017 B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School
M.T.S., Vanderbilt Divinity School
Ancient Mediterranean Religions The construction of spiritual and political identity and authority in formative Christianity

Travis Proctor

2017 B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
Ancient Mediterranean Religions Early Christian apologetics and heresiology (1st-2nd centuries CE); demonologies of the Ancient Mediterranean; the body in early Christian literature; formation and function of authoritative scriptural collections; critical theory and historiography