Associate Professor; Director, Religious Studies Program
Major Interests: Cultural history/historical anthropology; critical theories of religion; religions of China; filaility in China; religion and media; history and anthropology of embodiment; gender; performance and subjectivity; documentary film.
Major Interests: Jewish-Christian relations in Late Antiquity; critical theories of religion; Syriac language and literature; reception of classical antiquity; religion in the modern Middle East.
Annette Yoshiko Reed
Major Interests: Second Temple Judaism, New Testament and early Christianity, Jews and Christians in late Antiquity, and Biblical interpretation and parabiblical literature
Major Interests: Christianity; secularism critical approaches to the study of religion; visual anthropology; public space; France; Europe; contemporary art; museums; capitalism; xenophobia and privilege
Hent de Vries
Major Interests: Philosophy of religion, modern European thought, history and critique of metaphysics, religion and violence, religion and media, and literature and temporality
Major Interests: African American religion, religious ethics, 19th & 20th century African American literature, emotions, pragmatism, political theory, moral psychology, new religious movements, sociology and social theory, 19th & 20th century African American history, African American philosophy.
Major Interests: Healing rituals in medieval Japanese Buddhism; esoteric Buddhist manuscript culture; the reception of Chinese medicine in Japan; the body and religion; history and anthropology of medicine; cultural history of aromatics