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

August 30, 2022

We are excited to announce the appointment for our new director for the 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Isaac Weiner. 

When asked to share a message for the upcoming year, Isaac reports: …

May 25, 2022

At right: Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Timiket celebration in Columbus. Photo courtesy Lauren Pond.

Religion and sound are tied together in evocative ways.

Church bells. Public…

December 13, 2021

Did you know that this past Sunday, Dec. 12th, our very own Associate Director Isaac Weiner and his colleague Amy DeRogatis were interviewed on a Canadian radio show about their incredible work on…

November 22, 2021

The CSR would like to share the details for an upcoming virtual conference that may be of interest hosted by Yale University, "Precarity of Death: A Mini-Conference Exploring the Porous Boundary…

People Directory

Ethan Knapp
Associate Professor, Department of English
Sarah Iles Johnston
Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion, Department of Classics; Professor, Department of History and Department of Comparative Studies
Paul Reitter
Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Lisa Kiser
Professor Emerita, Department of English