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Miguel Aguilera
Assoc Professor

Astor-Aguilera teaches courses that are cross-listed with the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Transborder Studies.

Clinical Asst Professor

Aidler is clinical assistant professor in religious studies. Her areas of research are in modern Jewish philosophy, modern religious philosophy and theology, and political theology.

Charles Barfoot

Barfoot is an instructor of religious studies.

Gaymon Bennett
Associate Professor

Bennett works on the problem of modernity in contemporary religion and biotechnology.

Stephen Bokenkamp
Regents' Professor

Bokenkamp specializes in the study of medieval Chinese Daoism, with a special emphasis on its literatures and its relations with Buddhism.

Jason Bruner
Asst Professor

Bruner's research engages religion, colonialism, conversion, and health in East Africa.

Linell Cady
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Cady is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University.

John Carlson
Assoc Professor

Carlson is an associate professor of religious studies. His research explores the religious and ethical dimensions of political life.

Huaiyu Chen
Assoc Professor

Chen teaches Buddhism and Chinese Religions at ASU. He has published on Buddhist monasticism and the interactions between Buddhism and Christianity. He is working on a project about animals in Chinese Buddhism.

Tiffany Christensen
Faculty Assoc

Christensen has taught classes Witchcraft and Heresy in Europe and Sex and Society in Modern Europe.

Eugene Clay
Assoc Professor

Clay studies the religious history of Russia and Eurasia, the Eastern Christian tradition, confessional identities, new religious movements and the spiritual marketplace in the Russian Empire and its successor states.

Faculty Assoc
Doe Daughtrey

Daughtre'ys primary research interests have been in religion in the Americas, religious hybridity, religion and gender, and religion and popular culture.

Bethany Elias Jenner
Faculty Assoc

Currently, Elias Jenner is a doctoral candidate in the Islam in a Global Context track in religious studies at Arizona State University.

Anne Feldhaus
Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies

Feldhaus is Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at ASU. Her work combines philological and ethnographic approaches to study religious traditions of the Marathi-language region of India.

Tracy Fessenden

Fessenden teaches in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, where she has served as associate director and faculty head in religious studies.

Abdullahi Gallab
Assoc Professor

At ASU, Gallab also serves as a member of the Barrett Honors faculty and on the advisory board for the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.

Joel Gereboff
Assoc Professor
Alexandria Griffin
Faculty Assoc

Griffin's research interests are at the intersections of race, gender, and celibacy.

Chad Haines
Associate Professor

Haines is a cultural anthropologist whose interests are broadly concerned with urbanism, modernity, and the contemporary Muslim world.

Alexander Henn

Henn joined ASU in 2005.

Agnes Kefeli Clay
Principal Lecturer

Kefeli is a specialist of Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia. She conducts fieldwork in Muslim and Christian Tatar villages, which led her to appreciate religious diversity.

Moses Moore
Assoc Professor

Moore has taught American and African American religious history at William and Mary; the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Arizona State University.

Pori Park
Assoc Professor

Park teaches religious traditions of Korea. Her research has focused on the interplay among Buddhism, modernity, gender, and globalization.

Leah Sarat
Asst Professor

Sarat's work explores the intersection of religion and migration in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, with special attention to ways in which people draw upon religion to formulate notions of belonging and confront challenges.

Juliane Schober

Schober is director of the Center for Asian Research and professor of religious studies at Arizona State University.

Joel Stoker
Faculty Assoc

Stoker's research areas include Religion in the Americas, Sociology of Religion, Religion and Environmental Ethics, the American Social Gospel, and Religion in the American West.

Tod Swanson
Assoc Professor

Swanson's research interests center on religious traditions of the Amazonian and Andean regions.

Shahla Talebi
Associate Professor

Talebi's research interests include Islam and nation-state in contemporary Iran.

Mark Woodward
Assoc Professor

Woodward is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. His research focuses on Islam, religion-state-society relations and religion and conflict in Southeast Asia.