Lecturers, Teaching Associates, & Visiting Scholars

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Nicole Archambeau
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara Lecturer
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Egil Asprem
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Samy Ayoub
Ph.D., University of Arizona Lecturer
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Garret Baer
TA
MA/PhD Program
  • BA, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Philosophy of Religion, History of Christian Thought, Continental Philosophy.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3043
S15: by appointment

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Eva Braunstein
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Philosophy and Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, 2008.
  • MA, Interdisciplinary Theology, Regent College, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Continental Philosophy, History of Christian Thought, Religion and Epistemology.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3043
S15: T, 12:00-3:00PM

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Lisa Cleath
M.A., C.Phil., UC Los Angeles Visiting Lecturer
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ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Philosophy, UC Santa Barbara, 2010.
  • MTS, Theological Studies, Harvard University, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy, Religions in Mongolia.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3043
S15: M/W, 12:30PM-1:30PM

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Jed Forman
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Philosophy, Tufts University, 2007.
  • MS, Kinesiology with Dance Emphasis, CU Northridge, 2014.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Religion and Phenomenology, Cognitive Science of Religion.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3043
S15: by appointment

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Nathan Fredrickson
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Classics, Saint Anselm College, 2006.
  • MA, Classics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2009.
  • MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2011.
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religions in North America, Invented and Parody Religions, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ancient Mediterranean Studies (PhD Emphasis), History of Western Thought, Cognitive Science (PhD Emphasis), Translation Studies (PhD Emphasis), Cosmology and World-building.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “The Gospel of Judas, the Subversion of Royal Ideology, and the Generation of a Sovereign Self.”

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3057
S15: by appointment

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Greg Jarrett
Lecturer

Office & Office Hours: (S15)
HSSB 3061: T, 1:00-1:50PM
SH 5719: F, 2:00-3:00PM

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Kolby Knight
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies, Mercer University, 2010.
  • MDiv, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Nineteenth Century American Religion, American Catholicism.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3057
S15: by appointment

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Mayumi Kodani
PhD Program TA
  • BA, English Literature, McGill University, 2001.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Tibetan Buddhism, the Grotesque, Conceptions of the Pure Land in Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “The Improperly Dead: Tibetan Rolang as Buddhist Grotesquerie.”

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3055
S15: T, 10:00AM-12:00PM

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Adam Krug
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies, Vassar College, 2002.
  • MA, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Sanskrit and Tibetan Language, Naropa University, 2010.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Buddhist Traditions.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3055
S15: by appointment

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Caleb McCarthy
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, History and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Utah, 2007.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Islam, Religion and Culture.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Samuel Zwemer and the American Study of Islam.”

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3057
S15: by appointment

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Jake Nagasawa
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Theology & Religious Studies and Asian Studies, University of San Francisco, 2011.
  • Area of Study at UCSB: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism in America, Sexuality and Religion, Race and Religion.

HSSB 3057

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Or Porath
PhD Program TA
  • BA, East Asian Studies and History, Tel-Aviv University, 2010.
  • MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, 2012.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Medieval Japanese Religion, Religion and Sexuality, East Asian Buddhism, Queer Theory, Folk Religion.

Office & Office Hours:
SH 5432Q
S15: TH, 1:00-3:00PM

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Claire Robison
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Theology, Oxford University, 2007.
  • MA, Religious Studies, Cambridge University, 2008.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: South Asian Religions, Vaisnava Bhakti Traditions, Cultural History of Modern South Asia, Islamic History and Practice in South Asia, Ismailism, Sanskrit, Hindi, Persian.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3049
S15: T/TH, 11:00-12:00PM

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Aaron Sokoll
PhD Program
  • BA, Philosophy, Cedarville University, 1999.
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Denver, 2007.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religion and Culture, American Religious History, Sociology of American Religion, Eastern Orthodox Studies, Conversion and Identity, Law and Religion in the US, Civil Religion in the US.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3057
S15: M/W, 9:00-9:50AM

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John C. Thibdeau
PhD Program
  • BS, Philosophy and Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007.
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Colorado – Boulder, 2012.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Contemporary Middle Eastern Social and Religious Movements; Religious Community, Practice, and Experience; Embodied and Enactive Cognitive Science; Body, Gesture, Affect, Perception, Memory, and Plasticity; Music, Dance, and Culture; History of Ideas (Nietzsche, Benjamin, Foucault); Critical Social Theory; Technologies and Care of the Self.

Office & Office Hours:
SH 5432Q
S15: by appointment

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Sarah Veeck
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religion, Dartmouth College, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Popular Religion in China, Religion and Media.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3055
S15: by appointment

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Kevin A. Whitesides
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies, Humboldt State University, 2010.
  • MSc, Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2012.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Contemporary Religion, Countercultures, “New Age,” Cultural Transmission, Cognitive Science of Religion.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3055
S15: W, 1:00-3:00PM

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Stephanie Wright
MA/PhD Program TA
  • PhB, History and Philosophy, Australian National University, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Islam and Law; Islamic Studies; Politics of Representation; Gender, Religion and Politics.