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Janet Afary
Mellichamp Professor of Global Religion and Modernity
Ph.D., The University of Michigan Professor of Religious Studies

Modern Middle East History

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3047
(F14) TH, 2:00-2:45PM and by appointment

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Ahmad Atif Ahmad
Ph.D., Harvard University Professor of Religious Studies

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Islamic Studies

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3032
2014/2015 – On Leave (Serving as Associate Director of UCDC)

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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

South Hall 4431-G
M, 1:00-2:00PM

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Rudy Busto
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Associate Professor of Religious Studies

American Religion, Race and Religion

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3038
(F14) On Leave

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José Cabezón
Dalai Lama Endowed Chair                        
Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin Professor of Religious Studies

Tibetan Buddhism

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3026
(F14) M/W, 2:00-3:00pm
(appt./confirmation recommended)

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Juan Campo
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Associate Professor of Religious Studies

History of Religions (Islam), Arabic

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3054
(F14) W, 11:00-12:00pm

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Magda Campo
M.A., The American University in Cairo Continuing Lecturer in Religious Studies

Arabic Language

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3058
(F14) M/W, 10:00-10:50am

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Thomas Carlson
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Professor of Religious Studies

Philosophy & Religion; History of Christian Thought

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3036
(F14) W, 1:30 – 3:00pm and by appointment

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Racha el Omari
Ph.D. Arabic Islamic Studies, Yale University Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Arabic Islamic Studies

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3059
F14: T, 10:00-11:00 am
W, 2:00-3:00 pm

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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.

HSSB 3057
T, 1:00-3:00PM

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Jed Forman
TA

HSSB 3057
TH, 2:30-4:30PM

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Roger O. Friedland
Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor of Religious Studies

Sociology of Religion

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3083

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W. Randall Garr
Ph.D., Yale University Professor of Religious Studies

Northwest Semitic Languages, Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3050

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Richard Hecht
Ph.D., UC, Los Angeles Professor of Religious Studies

Northwest Semitic Languages, Hebrew Judaic Studies,

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3076

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Gregory Hillis
Ph.D., University of Virginia Continuing Lecturer in Religious Studies

Tibetan and Sanskrit

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3060
S14: T,TH, 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Barbara A. Holdrege
Ph.D., Harvard University Professor of Religious Studies

South Asian Traditions and Jewish Traditions

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3034
On Sabbatical Leave
Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

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Greg Jarrett
Lecturer

Office:
HSSB 3061 / SH 5719

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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.”

HSSB 3043

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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.

HSSB 3043

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Alice Mandell
M.A., UC Los Angeles Visiting Lecturer
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Gurinder Singh Mann
Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies
Ph.D., Columbia University Professor of Religious Studies

Sikh Studies, South Asian Religions

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Office & Office Hours:
SSMS 2125

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Kathleen M. Moore
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Religious Studies & Chair

Islam in the West, and Law and Religion

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Office: HSSB 3074
Chair’s Office: HSSB 3044
Hours: (F14) W, 1:00-2:00pm 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.

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.

HSSB 3057
W, 1:00-3:00PM

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Fabio Rambelli
International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies
Ph.D., University of Venice Professor of Religious Studies & East Asian Languages

Japanese Religions, Semiotics

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 2253

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Dwight Reynolds
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Professor of Religious Studies

Folklore & Folklife

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HSSB 3056
(F14) T/W, 2:00-3:00pm

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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.

Office & Office Hours: (F14)
F, 10:00-10:50AM & 12:00-12:50PM

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Dominic Steavu-Balint
Ph.D., Stanford University Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Chinese Religions and Chinese Buddhism

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HSSB 2253
(F14) M/W, 8:30-9:30am

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Inés Talamantez
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Anthro., Linguistics, and Comparative Literature

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3069
S14: T,TH, 11:00AM-12:00PM
and by appointment

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Ann Taves
Virgil Cordano OFM Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Professor of Religious Studies

Christianity and American Religion

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3085

On Leave for 2014

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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.

HSSB 3055

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Christine Thomas
Ph.D., Harvard University Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Early Christianity & Religions of the Roman Empire

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3067
(F14) M, 3:30-4:30pm

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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.

HSSB 3055
T, 10:00AM-12:00PM
and by appointment

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David Walker
Ph.D., Yale University Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

American Religion

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3086
(F14) By appointment

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Vesna Wallace
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Professor of Religious Studies

South Asian Studies

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3045

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David White
Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Professor of Religious Studies

South Asian Religions

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3077

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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.

HSSB 3055

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Elliot Wolfson
Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
Ph.D., Brandeis University Professor
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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.

HSSB 3043

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Mayfair 楊美惠 Yang
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley Professor of Religious Studies & EALCS

Director of East Asia Center at UCSB

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Office & Office Hours:
HSSB 3084