Faculty

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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
W, 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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Natalie Avalos Cisneros
MA/PhD
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies, UC Berkeley, 2006.
  • MA, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2010.
  • Areas of Study at UCSB: Indigenous Religious Traditions of the Americas and Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, Chicano Religions, Indigenous Ontology, Healing Historical Trauma, Religiosity as Social Justice, Transnational Religiosity, Race and Religion.
  • Title of Master’s Thesis: “Postcolonial Healing: Indigenous Concepts of Power and Strategies for Self-Determination.”

Summer 14 Office Hours:
M/W, 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Samy Ayoub
Ph.D., University of Arizona Lecturer
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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
S14: TBA

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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
S14 Hours TBA

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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

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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
S14: TBA

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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
S14: W, 12:30-2:30PM

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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
On Leave Spring 2014

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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
S14: M, 9:15-10:30AM

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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
S14: T, 1:00-3:00PM

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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
S14: TBA

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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

S14: TBA

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Greg Jarrett
Lecturer

Office:
HSSB 3061 / SH 5719

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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: by appointment

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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
S14: M/W, 11:00AM-12:00PM and by appointment

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

Folklore & Folklife

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HSSB 3056

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John Soboslai
PhD
  • 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.

Summer 14 Office Hours:
T/TH, 12:30-1:30PM

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Aaron Sokoll
PhD
  • 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.

Summer 14 Office Hours:
W, 2:00-3:30PM

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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
On Leave Spring 2014

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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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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
S14: T, 9:30-11:30AM

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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
S14: W, 1:00-3:00PM

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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
S14: TBA

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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
S14: TH, 11:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-3:00PM

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Elliot Wolfson
Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
Ph.D., Brandeis University Professor
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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
S14: M,W, 2:00-3:00PM