Core

Jonathan Edelmann
Ph.D. (D.Phil.) Oxford University
Hinduism, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, Science and Religion, Gaudiya Vaisnavism
Rachel Gordan
Ph.D. Harvard University
Judaism, post-WWII American religion, Jewish women’s history, American Jews and middlebrow culture, American Jewish literary history
David G. Hackett
Ph.D. Emory University
North American Religious History, Sociology of Religion

Robert S. Kawashima
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Hebrew Bible, Comparative Literature, Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Ali Altaf Mian
Ph.D. Duke University
Islam in South Asia, Sufism,
Islamic law and ethics,
method and theory in the
study of religion, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Islam, religion and colonialism, and psychoanalysis
James R. Mueller
Ph.D. Duke University
Biblical Studies, Early Judaism, Early Christianity
Vasudha Narayanan
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D. University of Bombay
Hinduism in India & the Diaspora
Terje Østebø
Chair of the Department

Ph.D. Stockholm University
Islam in Africa, Contemporary Islamic Reform, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa
Anna L. Peterson
Undergraduate Coordinator
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Social Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Religion & Politics in Latin America
Mario Poceski
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Buddhist Studies, Chinese Religions
Erin Prophet
Ph.D. Rice University
Religion, Nature and Health

Benjamin Soares
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Islam and Muslim societies, religion & politics, religion & media, religious encounters, Africa and the Diaspora
Michael Stahl
Ph.D. New York University
Hebrew Bible, Israelite Religion, and the Ancient Near East
Bron Taylor
Ph.D. University of Southern California
Religion & Nature, Environmental & Social Ethics, Environmental Movements & Politics
Robin M. Wright
Ph.D. Stanford University
Indigenous Religious Traditions, Anthropology of Religion, Myth, Symbol & Ritual