Current Graduate Students

Office Hours
Research Areas
Ossama Abdel Gawwad Ossama Abdel Gawwad
Intellectual History of Islam & Contemporary Islamic Law
Shaheer Afaqi Shaheer Afaqi
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Mon 1:00-2:30
Early and Classical Islamic Thought, Secular Studies, Modern Hermeneutics, Law and Religion, Socio-Legal Studies
Photo not available Brian Alt
Photo of Joseph Bartzel Joe Bartzel
Sycamore Hall 222
African American religion and social change, religion and political radicalism, historiography of early Christianity, religion and art
Photo of Jacob Boss Jacob Boss
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Wed 1:00-2:15
Religion, Science, and Technology, Asian Religions, and Critical Theory, and more>
Jakob Breunig Jakob Breunig
Judaism in America, religion and film, and gender, sexuality, and religion
Photo of Justin Brown Justin Brown
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Mon 12:00-2:00
Gender and sexuality in Hinduism, Hindu myth and ritual
Photo of Travis Cooper Travis Cooper
Religion in the Americas, method and theory in the study of religion, anthropology of religion, emerging North American evangelicals, more>
Allison Darmody Allison Darmody
Japanese religion, Japanese Buddhism, religion in popular culture, Buddhist hell
Photo of Kristin Francoeur Kristin Francoeur
Contemporary Hinduism and Islam in South Asia, feminist critical theory, LGBTQIA+ advocacy and queer religious formations, more>
Rowena Galavitz Rowena Galavitz
Convent writing, mystical literature, sainthood, gender, and sexuality in late medieval Europe, early modern Spain, and colonial Latin America
Hannah Garvey Hannah Garvey
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Wed 3:30-5:30
Religion, Textuality, & Cultural Imagination, Literature, Racial Identities & Constructions of Race, American Religious Histories
Allison Graham Allison Graham
Russian Orthodox literature and culture during the Silver Age
Photo of Matt Graham Matt Graham
Hermeneutics; Concord and discord between theology and religious studies; Method in Religious Studies
Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Hassan
Medieval reception to classical writings by Islamic scholars
Photo of Brian Hillman Brian Hillman
Sycamore Hall 005
Office hours:
Tuesday 2:00-4:00
Modern Jewish though, Jewish mysticism, more>
Photo of Nai-Yi Hsu Nai-Yi Hsu
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Wed 2:00-4:00
 Steve Kaplin Steve Kaplin
Buddhist Studies
Maidah Khalid Maidah Khalid
Photo of Mihee Kim-Kort Mihee Kim-Kort
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Thurs 10:00-12:00
Religion in the Americas, Evangelical Protestantism, Race and Embodiment, Queer Theory
Abby Kulisz Abby Kulisz
Sycamore Hall 007
Office hours:
Tues 9:00-11:00
Christianity in Late Antiquity, Early Christian-Muslim Encounters, Syriac Studies, Gender Studies
Jessica Merritt Jessica Merritt
Classical narratives in identity formation and nationalistic movements India
Andrew Monteith Andrew Monteith
American Religious History, esoteric religion, religion and Substance Use, more >
Gheorghe Pacurar Gheorghe Pacurar
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Thurs 5:45-6:45 & Fri 4:45-5:45
Relations between Eastern Christianity and Evangelical Protestantism, church-state relations, social representations of religious minorities
Photo not available Tola Rodrick
Sycamore Hall 007
Office hours:
Egyptian Monasticism, Coptic Language and Literature, Late Ancient Religious and Philosophical Traditions
Photo of Nicolò Sassi Nicolò Sassi
Late Ancient and Byzantine Christianity, and more
Photo of Aziza Shanazarova Aziza Shanazarova
Religious history of Central Asia, Sufism, women in Islam
Maggie Slaughter Maggie Slaughter
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Mon 10:00-12:00
Medieval Judaism and Christianity with focus on performativity, ritual, liturgical structure, pilgrimage and sacred space
Jonathan Sparks-Franklin Jonathan Sparks-Franklin
Religion and Critical Animal Studies, Continental Philosophy of Religion, Posthumanism and Subjectivity, Religion and Science
Photo of Dale Spicer Dale Spicer
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours: Mon & Fri
1:00-2:300 and by Appt.
Classical Arabic biography, Al-Jahiz and Mu’tazili Theology, Religion and the body, more>
Photo of Emily Stratton Emily Stratton
Contemporary African Christianities, Religion and the Economy, Religion in the Public Sphere, more >
Taylor Thomas Taylor Thomas
Religion and Textuality, Critical Theory, Soviet and Russian Culture, Politics, and Orthodoxy, Archaeology, Religion and Technology
Josie Wenig Josie Wenig
Sycamore Hall 005
Office hours:
Mon 1:00-3:00
Photo of Meng Zhang Meng Zhang
Comparative Religious Ethics, Confucianism, Virtue Ethics, Hume, Moral Sentimentalism, Early Chinese Thought