Alumni

Alphabetical by last name.

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Aaron Hahn Tapper
  • BA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1995.
  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2000.
  • Certificate, Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, American University in Cairo, 2002.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2007.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Judaism, Islam, Modern Islamic Political Movements, Middle Eastern Politics, Non-violence, Conflict Resolution and Transformation, Languages (Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic).
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “From Gaza to the Golan: Religious Nonviolence, Power, and the Politics of Interpretation.”
  • Current Employment: Mae and Benjamin Swig Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, Director of Jewish Studies and Social Justice program, Theology & Religious Studies Department, University of San Francisco; Co-Executive Director and Founder, Abraham’s Vision
Bradley Hawkins
  • BA, Islamic and Asian Studies, University of Toronto, 1974.
  • MA, South Asian History, University of Toronto, 1984.
  • MA, Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, 1990.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 1996.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Early South and Southeast Asian Religious History, Theravada Buddhism, Theories of Comparative Religious Studies, Psychology of Religion.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis (University of Toronto): “A Consideration of Some Theological and Psychological Theories of the ‘Image of God’ in the Human Psyche and Their Implications for the Understanding of the Christian Doctrine of the Communication of Grace.”
  • Title of Master’s Thesis (Loyola University): “The Unification of Nepal, 1740-1820.”
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “The Blending of Chinese, Indian, and Indigenous Religious Traditions in Eastern Mainland Southeast Asia from the Earliest Times to 1500 CE: Some New Perspectives on Religious Interaction.”
  • Current Employment: Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, California State University, Long Beach.
Craig J. Hazen
  • BA, Biological Sciences, California State University, 1983.
  • Certificate, Institut International des Droits de l’Homme, Strasbourg 1982.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 1989.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 1996.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Science and Religion, American Religious History, New Religious Movements, Philosophy of Religion.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Science as Theological Absolute: Science and the Origin of Metaphysical Religion in Antebellum America.”
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “The Village Enlightenment in America: Science and the Emergence of New Religious Ideas, 1830-1860.”
  • Current Employment: Professor of Comparative Religion and Christian Apologetics, Graduate School, Biola University.
David Heeren
  • BA, Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara, 2006.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2010.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2014.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religion and Popular Culture, Sport and Religion, American Religious History, Sociology of American Religion.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Re-examining Feng Shui in America as Metaphysical Religiosity.”
Anna Hennessey
  • BA, Philosophy and Romance Language, New York University, 1997.
  • MA, Art History, UC Santa Barbara, 2005.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2011.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Chinese Religions, Art and Religion, Sacred Space, Philosophy of Religion, Art History and Critical Theory.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “The Troublesomeness of Metaphysicians: Subjectivity, Objectivity and Aesthetic Relativism.”
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: Chinese Images of Body and Landscape: Visualization and Representation in the Religious Experience of Medieval China.”
  • Current Employment: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fresno; Founder and Editor, visualizingbirth.org; Assistant Editor, Non-Religion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN)
Aysha Hidayatullah
  • BA, English/Women’s Studies, Emory University, 2001.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2005.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2009.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Feminist Theology, Feminist Re-interpretation of Islam, Women in Early Islamic History.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Mariyah the Copt: Gender, Sex, and Heritage in the Legacy of Muhammad’s Umm Walad.”
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “Women Trustees of Allah: Methods, Limits, and Possibilities of ‘Feminist Theology’ in Islam.”
  • Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, University of San Francisco.
Taylor Hines
  • BA, Religious Studies, Brown University, 2000.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2006.
  • PhD, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2013.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: History and Sociology of Religion in the United States; Religion and the Body, Illness, and Disability; Religion, Healing, and Medicine(s); Religion and Gender; Metaphysical/Esoteric Religion; Pentecostalism.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Selfless Desires: H. Emilie Cady and the Victorian New Thought Woman.”
  • Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “Shadows of Perfection: Illness, Disability, and Sin in American Religious Healing, from the Civil War to World War I.”
Daniel P Hotary
PhD Program
  • BA, Sociology and Anthropology, Kalamazoo College, 2004.
  • MA, Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, 2006.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: History of Religions, Modern Judaism, Religion and Diaspora, Religion and Nationalism, Theories of Ritual, Constructions of Jewish Peoplehood, Sociology of Religion, American Jewish Communities
Joseph Howell
  • BA, Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management, Prescott College, 1996.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2003.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Religion in Late Antiquity, Manichaeism, Heretical Groups, Kabbalah, Esoterica and “Fringe” Religions, Religious Experience.