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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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…

March 20, 2019
  Join us in congratulating Colleen Kron (Department of Classics), recipient of the 2019 Robert L. & Phyllis J. Iles Award for the graduate study of myth   The Center for the Study of Religion…
February 25, 2019
  Join us in congratulating undergraduate religious studies major Amanda Dominique, recipient of the 2019 Savko Award for undergraduate research.



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Valerie Lee
Professor Emerita, Department of English; Acting Chair, Department of African American and African Studies
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology
Noah Tamarkin
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies
Barbara Becker-Cantarino
Research Professor Emerita, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures