Specialty Areas

Balberg | Helmer | Ingram | Johnson
Kieckhefer | Molina | Newman | Orsi | Seeskin
| Traina | Wimpfheimer | Zoloth


Mira Balberg top

  • Rabbinic Literature
  • Judaism and Hellenism
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Second Temple Literature
  • Self and Subjectivity
  • Embodiment and materiality

Christine Helmer top

  • Martin Luther's theology
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher's theology and philosophy
  • German intellectual history (16th-20th centuries)
  • Biblical theology, systematic and constructive theology
  • Liberal theologies
  • Theology and religious studies
  • Love
  • Truth

Sarah Jacoby top

  • Indo-Tibetan Buddhist doctrine and ritual in practice
  • Buddhist revelation (Tib. gter ma)
  • Gender studies
  • Tantric literature
  • Auto/biography studies
  • Eastern Tibetan area studies

Richard Kieckhefer top

  • Late medieval religious culture, with particular interest in ways of representing the presence of Christ in ordinary and extraordinary piety
  • Church architecture
  • History of witchcraft and magic

Michelle Molina top

  • History of Christianity in early modern Europe and Latin America, with emphasis on the Society of Jesus and colonial Mexico
  • Early modern natural and moral philosophy
  • Interested in the space where critical theory meets social science

Barbara Newman top

  • Medieval religious culture
  • Allegorical poetry
  • Women's spirituality
  • Hagiography
  • Monastic and mystical spirituality
  • Medieval understandings of the self

Robert Orsi top

  • American Catholicism in both historical and ethnographic perspective
  • Theory and method for the study of religion

Kenneth Seeskin top

  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion

Sarah Taylor top

  • American Religion and Culture
  • Religion and Ecology
  • Gender Studies
  • Green Religion
  • Green Culture
  • Women and Religion in America
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Theories of Religion and Culture

Cristina Traina top

  • Religious ethics with an emphasis on Roman Catholic and feminist thought and interdisciplinary method
  • Childhood
  • The ethics of touch in relations between unequals
  • Sexuality and reproduction
  • Ecology
  • Justice issues in bioethics
  • Economic and immigration justice
  • Method

Barry Wimpfheimer top

  • Classical Rabbinic Literature
  • Babylonian Talmud
  • The relationship between law and literature as both a general theoretical question and within the Jewish tradition

Laurie Zoloth top

  • Bioethics
  • Emerging issues in medical and research genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience
  • Ethical issues in stem cell research
  • Distributive justice in health care

Connect with Us

Religious Studies Photos

September 22, 2014