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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

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…

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…

People Directory

Linda Mizejewski
Professor, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Ilana Maymind
Lecturer, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University
Richard Shiels
Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Newark Campus
Scott Levi
Chair and Professor, Department of History