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.


Recent News

May 30, 2023

This spring, CSR awarded its first round of small grants in support of graduate student and faculty research activities, conference participation and other academically-oriented travel needs.…

February 20, 2023

Announcing the new graduate student and faculty research and travel grants for Spring Semester, 2023. 

The CSR is awarding small grants in support of graduate student and faculty research…

January 30, 2023
"Sounds of Religion," a new Smithsonian poster exhibition, is now on view in the Michigan State University museum. The exhibition,  a collaboration between the …
January 5, 2023

The Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth grants an annual award of up to $2000 to a graduate student in the Arts and Humanities who is working on myth, broadly conceived…

People Directory

Daniel Collins
Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and Department of Linguistics
Seth Josephson
Lecturer, Department of Comparative Studies
Mark Fullerton
Professor, Department of History of Art and Department of Classics
Michael Biggerstaff
Ph.D Student, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures