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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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Recent News

September 21, 2020

Dannu  J. Hütwohl was this year's Iles Award for the Graduate Study of myth recipient. This award is furnished annually by an endowment in honor Robert L. and Phyllis Iles. Below, you can read how…

September 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Jordan Baggs & MacKenzie Wilcox on winning our annual Savko Awards for Undergraduate Research pertinent to the study of religion. 

Jordan was awarded…

September 14, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Dannu Hütwohl on winning the 2020 Iles Award for the Graduate Study of Myth. The Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth is overseen by the …

August 3, 2020

The American Religious Sounds Project is proud to announce the launch of its new-and-improved home page design. Based upon user feedback, we wanted to give visitors a chance to engage with the…

People Directory

Michael Swartz
Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
John N. King
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies
Michael Beshay
Graduate Student, Department of History
Kristina Sessa
Associate Professor, Department of History