Interim Director

Mark Valeri
Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics
PhD, Princeton University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

Director

Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor
PhD, Yale University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

Faculty

Catherine Adcock
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
(Religious Studies; History)

Daniel Bornstein
Stella K. Darrow Professor of Catholic Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
(Religious Studies; History)

Beata Grant
Professor
PhD, Stanford University
(Religious Studies; East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Tobias Benedikt Zürn
Postdoctoral Fellow in East Asian Religions
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Religious Studies)

Affiliated Faculty

Wendy Love Anderson
Academic Coordinator
PhD, University of Chicago
(Center for the Humanities)

Anna F. Bialek
Assistant Professor
PhD, Brown University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

John R. Bowen
Dunbar–Van Cleve Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
(Anthropology)

Stephanie Kirk
Associate Professor
PhD, New York University
(Romance Languages and Literatures; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Jonathan L Kvanvig
Professor
PhD, University of Notre Dame
(Philosophy)

David Lawton
Professor
PhD, York University
(English)

Joseph F. Loewenstein
Professor
PhD, Yale University
(English, Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities)

Lerone A. Martin
Assistant Professor
PhD, Emory University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

Aria Nakissa
Assistant Professor
PhD, Harvard University
(Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Leigh Eric Schmidt
Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor
PhD, Princeton University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

Courtesy Faculty

Pamela Barmash
Associate Professor
PhD, Harvard University
(Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Pascal Boyer
Henry Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory
PhD, University of Paris–Nanterre
(Anthropology, Psychology)

Geoff Childs
Professor
PhD, Indiana University
(Anthropology)

R. Marie Griffith
John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
PhD, Harvard University
(John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics)

Martin Jacobs
Professor
PhD, Habilitation, Free University of Berlin
(Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Christine Johnson
Associate Professor
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
(History)

Hillel J. Kieval
Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought
PhD, Harvard University
(History; Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Rebecca Lester
Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, San Diego
(Anthropology)

Ian MacMullen
Associate Professor
PhD, Harvard University
(Political Science)

Nancy Reynolds
Associate Professor
PhD, Stanford University
(History)

Abram Van Engen
Associate Professor
PhD, Northwestern University
(English)

Hayrettin Yücesoy
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
(Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Professors Emeriti

Carl W. Conrad
PhD, Harvard University
(Classics)

James F. Poag
PhD, University of Illinois
(Germanic Languages and Literatures)