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
Undergraduate Coordinator
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Hebrew Bible, Comparative Literature, Ancient Mediterranean Religions
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
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
A. Whitney Sanford
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Religion & Nature, Hinduism, North Indian Devotional Traditions
Benjamin Soares
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Islam and Muslim societies, religion & politics, religion & media, religious encounters, Africa and the Diaspora
Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Ph.D. Temple University
Islamic Studies, Women & Religion, African-American Religious Tradition

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