Religion Studies

Religion Studies Faculty

William Gruen             Department Chair
Associate Professor of Religion Studies    
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Ancient Christianity; Religions of the Ancient
Mediterranean; Religion & Animals
Updated 4/21/2016 Religion Studies‌ 

Jessica Cooperman Assistant Professor of Religion Studies
Director, Jewish Studies
Ph.D. New York University
Modern Jewish History
Updated 4/21/2016 Religion Studies

Kammie Takahashi  

Assistant Professor of Religion Studies      
Director, Asian Studies
Ph.D University of Virginia
Tibetan and Chinese Buddhism
Buddhist Tantra and early Tibetan Mahayoga
Updated 4/21/2016
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Peter Pettit               Associate Professor of Religion Studies   
Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
Bible and Early Judaism; Biblical Hermeneutics
Jewish-Christian Relations
Updated 4/21/2016

Dustin Nash               Assistant Professor of Religion Studies
Ph.D. Cornell University
Hebrew Bible, Early Judaism, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Updated 4/21/2016  

Sharon Albert           Lecturer in Religion Studies
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
Medieval Judaism; Islam; Religion and
Literature; Medieval Literatures (Hebrew, Arabic, & European)
Updated 4/21/2016  

Purvi Parikh                        Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion Studies
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Hinduism, Modern India, Moral Anthropology, Comparative Religious Ethics
Updated 4/21/2016      

Susan L. Schwartz Emerita
For information, contact Lorena Nash