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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Ana Barba
MA (Chicano Studies) TA

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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 3055
(W15): M, 12:30-2:30pm

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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.

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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:
SH 5432Q
TH, 11:00AM-1:00PM

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Greg Jarrett
Lecturer

Office & Office Hours: (W15)
HSSB 3061: T, 1:00-1:50PM
SH 5719: F, 2:00-3:00PM

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Elizabeth Kerr
PhD Program TA
  • BA, Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2007.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: History of Western Christian Thought, Continental Philosophy, Contemporary Feminist Theory.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Technologies of Life: Postmodern Ethics in an Age of Information.”

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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.

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Alice Mandell
M.A., UC Los Angeles Visiting Lecturer
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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:
HSSB 2215
W, 11:00am-12:00pm
and by appointment

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John Soboslai
PhD Program
  • BA, Philosophy, Central Connecticut State University, 2002.
  • MA, Religious Studies, Columbia University, 2004.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religion and the State, Religion and Violence, Martyrdom, Early Christianity, Theories of Religion.

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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.

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Ahmet Temel
Teaching Associate

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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.

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Aaron Ullrey
MA/PhD Program TA
  • BA, Religious Studies/English/Education, Michigan State University, 2001.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2008.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Hindu Polytheism, Tantra, Philosophy of Religion, Languages (Sanskrit, Tibetan).
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “The Power Before the Throne: The Position of the Purohita in Indian Literature.”

Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3061
M, 2:00-2:30PM
W, 10:00-11:30AM
and 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 3057
(W15): T, 2:00-4:00pm

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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.

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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.