B.A., Beloit College
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Research and Teaching Interests：
My main interest in the study of religion has been its methods and theories and, to this extent, I have engaged in some researches in the history of the discipline, examining notions such as primitivism, fetishism, colonialism and modernity. Through these methodological inquiries, I have come to recognize the problem of materiality as a locus for a critical reflection as well as a creative exploration in the study of religion. Recently I have been conducting researches in religious violence, culture of debt and Pentecostalism, all of which, in their own ways, address the problem of materiality.
- “Asking the Question of the Origin of Religion in the Age of Globalization,” in Religion and Global Culture: New Terrain in the Study of Religion and the Work of Charles H. Long, Jennifer Reid, ed. (Lexington Books, 2003) pp. 7-25.
Faculty of Liberal Arts
|RPH202||FUNDAMENTALS OF RELIGION|
|RPH303||THE ENCOUNTER OF RELIGIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD|
|RPH335||RELIGION, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE|
Graduate Program in Global Studies
|AG510Z||GLOBALIZATION AND POPULAR RELIGION|
|AG707Z||ADVANCED STUDIES IN GLOBALIZATION AND POPULAR RELIGION|