Faculty

Natalie Avalos, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Natalie Avalos

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Indigenous religious traditions • Tibetan Buddhism • Postcolonial and transnational study of the religious histories of the Americas


Lindsey B. Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies

Lindsey B. Harlan

Professor of Religious Studies

History of religions • Hinduism • Religion and gender • Heroic traditions • Religion in Trinidad


David K. Kim, Professor of Religious Studies, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Spring 2017

David K. Kim

Professor of Religious Studies, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Spring 2017

(On sabbatical Fall 2016)

Philosophy of religion • Critical theory • Political theory • Modern and contemporary religious thought • Human agency, moral philosophy, and ethics • Religious theory • Asian American studies


Sharon J. Portnoff, Elie Wiesel Associate Professor of Judaic Studies

Sharon J. Portnoff

Elie Wiesel Associate Professor of Judaic Studies

Modern Jewish thought • Holocaust theology • Dante • Primo Levi • Israel


Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Fall 2016

Sufia Uddin

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Fall 2016

Islamic studies • Religion in South Asia • Women and religion


Dean Accardi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Associated Faculty

Dean Accardi, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Dean Accardi

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Early modern and modern South Asia • Islamic world • Gender • Religion and politics


Roger Brooks, Elie Wiesel Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Dean of the Faculty, 2007-2014

Roger Brooks

Elie Wiesel Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Dean of the Faculty, 2007-2014

Judaic studies • Rabbinic law and theology • Liberal arts and higher education


Eugene V.  Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Founding director, 1996, the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Eugene V.  Gallagher

Rosemary Park Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Founding director, 1996, the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

History of religion • New religious movements • New Testament and early Christianity • Western scriptures and traditions


Garrett Green, Class of '43 Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Garrett Green

Class of '43 Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

History of Christian thought • Modern religious thought • The religious imagination • Theological aesthetics • Philosophy of religion