We seek to understand the symbiosis that exists between religions and other social and cultural systems, and view religion as an embedded phenomenon, one that cannot be studied apart from its surroundings.


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June 17, 2020

What does Religion Sound Like in the Age of COVID-19? Center for the Study of Religion associate director and American Religious Sounds Project co-PI Isaac Weiner (Comparative Studies) and ARSP…

June 2, 2020

"Funding from Fulbright-Hays gave me the time and resources necessary to conduct long-term, ethnographic research with a small community in rural Qinghai," explains Kati Fitzgerald. A doctoral…

May 20, 2020

Religion sounds different during a pandemic.

Instead of a choir singing in a Baptist church, congregants might listen to their pastor over Zoom. Instead of the soft sounds of mats…

June 14, 2019

A one-of-a-kind resource developed by researchers at The Ohio State University and Michigan State University is breaking new ground in the area of religious studies by offering scholars and the…

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Robin Judd
Associate Professor, Department of History
Christopher Erlinger
Lecturer, Department of Classics
Kate Kaura
M.A. Student, Department of Comparative Studies
Bishal Karna
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Studies