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 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…

June 17, 2020

What does Religion Sound Like in the Age of COVID-19? Center for the Study of Religion associate director and American Religious Sounds Project co-PI Isaac Weiner (Comparative Studies) and ARSP…

June 2, 2020

"Funding from Fulbright-Hays gave me the time and resources necessary to conduct long-term, ethnographic research with a small community in rural Qinghai," explains Kati Fitzgerald. A doctoral…

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…

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Lúcia Costigan
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Christopher Jones
Professor, Department of English
Thomas Kasulis
Professor Emeritus, Department of Comparative Studies
Seth Josephson
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Studies