Faculty

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-7255
Smith Hall, Room 204

Islamic Studies; the role of the ‘ulamā’ in contemporary Islam; popular religion; media and religion

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Graduate Director, Religious Studies
785-864-5582
Smith Hall, Room 9

Religion in Japan; religion in Korea; theory and method in the study of religion; ritual; the body; gender; religion and childhood

Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-7263
Smith Hall, Room 11

History of intentional communities in America; American religious history; new and alternative religious movements in the United States; religion in Kansas

Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies

History of religions methodology; Indian religious thought and texts; religion and gender

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Associate Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-7252
Smith Hall, Room 205

Ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and archaeology; Greek and Coptic papyrology

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-4665
Smith Hall, Room 104

Religious ethics; Peace and Conflict Studies; Religious ethical issues in health care

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Undergraduate Director
785-864-5568
Smith Hall, Room 106

Hinduism; Sanskrit poetry, literature and aesthetics; devotion and prayer; Shaivism and Tantric traditions (especially from Kashmir); historiography; the Mahabharata; Indian Buddhism

Professor, Religious Studies, Department Chair, Religious Studies
785-864-7258
Smith Hall, Room 201

Buddhist ritual in China; the construction of Buddhist values and identities in relation to the larger field of Chinese religious options

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-4609
Smith Hall, Room 203

The Hebrew Bible; the ancient Near Eastern world; early Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls); early Christianity; historical relations between Christianity and Judaism

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Director, Indigenous Studies
785-864-7257
Smith Hall, Room 202

Native American / First Nations religions; theory and method in the study of religions with particular attention to the study of ritual, sport, play and games


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