Lecturers, Teaching Associates, & Visiting Scholars

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Egil Asprem
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Ranjani Atur
TA
  • BA, Classics, Georgetown University, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Ancient Greco-Roman Religions, Early Christianity, Archaeology.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 4061
(F15) W, 1-2pm; TH, 10am-12pm

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Samy Ayoub
Ph.D., University of Arizona Lecturer
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James Brousseau
MA/PhD Program TA
  • B.A. Degree: Religious Studies, UCSB, 2012.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: South Asian Religions, Tantric Traditions, Antinomianism, Soteriology.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3055
(F15) W, 11:30am-1:30pm; F, 11am-12pm

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William Chavez
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religion, University of Rochester, 2013.
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Rochester, 2013.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3043
(F15) M, 12-2pm

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Lisa Cleath
M.A., C.Phil., UC Los Angeles Visiting Lecturer
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Samantha L Copping
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religion and Classics, Washington and Lee University, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Philosophy of Religion, Nostalgia, Travel, Rootedness/Exile.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3057
(F15) T, 1-3pm

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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
W16: by appointment

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Marshall Evans
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Double Major in English Literature and Italian, Middlebury College, 1993.
  • MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, 1998.
  • ThM, Harvard Divinity School, 2013
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Early Christianity, Ancient Greek and Roman Religion, Archaeology.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 4061
(F15) T, 12-1pm; T, 2-4pm

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David S. Fowler
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, South Asian Studies, University of Washington, 1999.
  • BA, Comparative Religion, University of Washington, 2005.
  • BA, Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, 2005.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2008.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: South Asian devotional traditions; early Sikhism; Guru Nanak
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Think About Getting on the Good Road: A Reappraisal of Guru Nanak’s Place in Indian Religious History.”

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3053
(F15) T/TH, 10:30-11:20am

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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
(F15) M, 1:00-3:00pm

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Jeremy Hanes
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies & Theater, Christopher Newport University, 2009.
  • MA, South Asian Studies, Harvard Divinity School, 2012.
  • Areas of Study at USCB: South Asian Religions, Religion and Culture, Indian Aesthetic Theories, Post-colonial Studies, Ritual Theory, Comparative Theories of Embodiment, Performance and Religious Theatrical Traditions.

TA Office and Office Hours:
HSSB 3057
W16: W 10-11:00am, TH 1-2:00pm

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Matthew M. Harris
TA
  • B.A. Degree:  Study of Religion, UCLA, 2010
  • MDiv Degree: Princeton Theological Seminary, 2014
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Race and Religion, American Religion and Culture, African American Religion

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3055
(F15) M, 2-4pm

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Michael Ium
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BSc, Psychology, University of Toronto, 2008.
  • MA, Buddhist Studies, Maitripa College, 2014.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Polemics, South Asian Religions.

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3043
W16: T 11:00am-1:00pm

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Greg Jarrett
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Southern California Lecturer
  • Teaches three courses in the applied ethics series for the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, as well as for the Department of Philosophy.
  • Areas of Interest: Ethics; Political and Legal Philosophy; Environmental Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind & Free Will.

Office & Office Hours, W16:
HSSB 3061: T, 12:45-1:45pm
SH 5719: F, 1:00-2:00pm

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Shelby King
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Psychology, Texas State University, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religions in North America, New Religious Movements, Psychology of Spiritual Experiences, Western Esotericism

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3056
W16: W 12-2:00pm

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Chris Morales
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religion and Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach, 2006.
  • MTS, Religion and Ethics, Harvard Divinity School, 2008.
  • MA, Cultural Analysis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2010.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Continental Philosophy, Christian Theology, Neoplatonism and Political Philosophy.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3057
W16: TH 11-1:00pm and 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.

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3043
W16: T 1:30-3:30pm

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Brendan Newlon
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2006.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Islam in America, Islam in China, Islamic Law, American Religions and Spirituality, East Asian Religions, History of Religions, and Theories of Religion.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Hui Muslims and the Minzu Paradigm.”

Office hours held at Nicoletti’s Cafe in UCEN
W, 9:10-10:00am
TH, 11:10-12:00pm

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Gil Ramot

Office & Hours:
HSSB 3048
(F15) T/TH, 12:00-1:00pm

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Dell J. Rose
TA
  • Areas of study: 19th Century English Millenarianism, The wider Southcottian visitation, Thomas Lake Harris, Swedenborg, Apocalypticism, Esotericism, and marginal religious movements.