Current Graduate Students

Office Hours
Research Areas
Ossama Abdel Gawwad Ossama Abdel Gawwad
Sycamore Hall 0020
Intellectual History of Islam & Contemporary Islamic Law
Shaheer Afaqi Shaheer Afaqi
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Wed 2:30-4:30
Early and Classical Islamic Thought, Secular Studies, Modern Hermeneutics, Law and Religion, Socio-Legal Studies
Photo not available Brian Alt
Colton Ames Colton Ames
Sycamore Hall 005
Office hours:
Tue & Thur 10:30-11:30 & by appt.
Greek and Roman Polytheism, Early Christianity, Religion and Pop Culture
Photo of Ashlee Andrews Ashlee Andrews
Embodiment, Food and Gender in Bengali and Diasporic Hinduisms, more >
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:
Mon 11:00-12:00
Religion and Culture, Religion and Media, The Politics of Identity, Governance and Relationality, Virtual and Imagined Worlds, and more>
Photo of Nicholas Boyd Nicholas Boyd

Sycamore Hall 007
Office hours:
Tue 1:00-3:00
Religion and Psychology, Contemporary Cultural Artifacts and Religion, Evangelical and Charismatic Christianity
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
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Tue 2:45-4:45
Japanese religion, Japanese Buddhism, religion in popular culture, Buddhist hell
Photo of Jennifer Dubeansky Jennifer Dubeansky
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 10:00-12:00
History of Religious Thought & Ethics, Spanish Religious Identity; Miguel de Unamuno
Photo of Matt Graham Matt Graham
Hermeneutics; Concord and discord between theology and religious studies; Method in Religious Studies
Photo of Brian Hillman Brian Hillman
Sycamore Hall 005
Office hours:
Wed 2:00-3:00 & Thur 1:30-2:30
Modern Jewish though, Jewish mysticism, more>
Amy Hirschtick Amy Hirschtick Religions of South Asia, Visual and Material Culture of Religion, Modern and Contemporary Hinduism, more>
Photo of Nai-Yi Hsu Nai-Yi Hsu
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Mon & Wed 9:00-10:00
Abby Kulisz Abby Kulisz
Sycamore Hall 007
Office hours:
Mon & Wed 10:00-11:00
Christianity in Late Antiquity, Early Christian-Muslim Encounters, Syriac Studies, Gender Studies
David Maldonado Rivera David Maldonado Rivera
Sycamore Hall 007
Formations of Orthodoxy and Heresy, Religious Dissent and Organization of Knowledge, Late Ancient Christianity
Jessica Merritt Jessica Merritt
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Mon 12:30-2:30
Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, South Asian religions, Sanskrit literature
Andrew Monteith Andrew Monteith
Sycamore Hall 0027
Office hours:
Tue 4:00-5:15 & by appt.
American Religious History, esoteric religion, religion and Substance Use, more >
Gheorghe Pacurar Gheorghe Pacurar
Relations between Eastern Christianity and Evangelical Protestantism, church-state relations, social representations of religious minorities
Photo not available Tola Rodrick
Egyptian Monasticism, Coptic Language and Literature, Late Ancient Religious and Philosophical Traditions
Photo of Nicolò Sassi Nicolò Sassi
Late Ancient and Byzantine Christianity
Photo of Aziza Shanazarova Aziza Shanazarova
Religious history of Central Asia, Sufism, women in Islam
Maggie Slaughter Maggie Slaughter
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:
Thur 12:30-2:000
Muslim biographical genres, Muslim legal and theological traditions, hagiographies, prophecy and pious figures, more>
Photo of Emily Stratton Emily Stratton
Sycamore Hall 0020
Office hours:
Mon & Wed 12:00-1:00 & by appt.
Contemporary African Christianities, Religion and the Economy, Religion in the Public Sphere, more >
Photo of Meng Zhang Meng Zhang
Sycamore Hall 005
Office hours:
Tue 2:30-3:30
Wed 3:00-4:00
Comparative Religious Ethics, Confucianism, Virtue Ethics, Hume, Moral Sentimentalism, Early Chinese Thought