American Association of

Current Members

Said Arjomand

Distinguished Service Professor
Stony Brook University
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Annette Aronowicz

Robert F. and Patricia G. Ross Weis Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, Emerita
Franklin and Marshall College
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Talal Asad

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
City University of New York
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Gustavo Benavides

Associate Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
Villanova University
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Courtney Bender

Professor of Religion, Department of Religion
Columbia University
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Judith A. Berling

Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religion
Graduate Theological Union
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Janice Boddy

Professor of Anthropology
University of Toronto
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Elias K. Bongmba

Harry and Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology and Professor of Religious Studies
Rice University
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John Bowen

Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences
Washington University
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Virginia Burrus

Professor of Early Church History
Drew University
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Caroline Bynum

Professor Emerita of Western European Middle Ages
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies
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José Cabezón

Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Linell Cady

Professor of Religion
School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
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John B. Carman

Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion Emeritus
Harvard Divinity School
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Daví­d Carrasco

Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
Harvard Divinity School
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Elizabeth Castelli

Professor of Religion
Barnard College
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Mark Cladis

Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies
Brown University
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John Cort

Professor of Religion, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religion, Judy Gentili Chair in international Studies
Denison University
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Paul B. Courtright

Professor Emeritus
Emory University
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Thomas Csordas

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
University of California, San Diego
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David A. Dilworth

Professor of Philosophy
Stony Brook University
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Wendy D. Doniger

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions
University of Chicago
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H. Byron Earhart

Professor Emeritus
Western Michigan University
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Richard M. Eaton

Professor of History
University of Arizona
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Gary L. Ebersole

Professor of History
University of Missouri
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Diana L. Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law, and Psychiatry in Society in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
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Joseph W. Elder

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Languages & Cultures of Asia, and Integrated Liberal Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Carl W. Ernst

Kenan Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Tamara Cohn Eskenazi

Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History
Hebrew Union College
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John L. Esposito

University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Founding Direct of Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
Georgetown University
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Nancy Falk

Professor Emeritus, Religions of India
Western Michigan University
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Gillian Feeley-Harnik

Professor Emerita of Anthropology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Anne Feldhaus

Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies
Arizona State University
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David Frankfurter

William Goodwin Aurelio Chair of the Appreciation of Scripture
William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of the Appreciation of Scripture
Boston University
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Ann Grodzins Gold

Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion, Professor of Anthropology
Syracuse University
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Daniel Gold

Professor of South Asian Religions
Cornell University
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Peter Gottschalk

Professor of Religion
Wesleyan University
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Fritz Graf

Distinguished University Professor, Directory or Epigraphy Faculty
The Ohio State University
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William A. Graham

Distinguished Service Professor, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity
Harvard Divinity School
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Ronald M. Green

Professor Emeritus of Religion, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor Emeritus for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Dartmouth College
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Janet Gyatso

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies
Harvard Divinity School
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Rosalind I. Hackett

Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Religious Studies
University of Tennessee
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Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures
Harvard Divinity School
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Helen Hardacre

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society
Harvard University
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John Stratton Hawley

Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College
Columbia University
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Richard Hecht

Professor of Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Robert Hefner

Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs
Boston University
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Susannah Heschel

Jewish Studies Program Chair, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies
Dartmouth College
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Alf Hiltebeitel

Professor of Religion
George Washington University
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Barbara Holdrege

Professor of Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Jess Hollenback

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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John Clifford Holt

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion & Asian Studies
Bowdoin College
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Thomas J. Hopkins

Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies
Franklin and Marshall College
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Roger Jackson

John W. Nason Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies and Religion
Carleton College
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Martin S. Jaffee

Samuel & Althea Stroum Chair in Jewish Studies
Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
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Paul C. Johnson

Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies
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Sarah Iles Johnston

Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion
Ohio State University
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Lindsay Jones

Emeritus Professor of Comparative Studies
Ohio State University
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Mark Juergensmeyer

Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair of Global and Sikh Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Thomas P. Kasulis

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Studies
Ohio State University
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Steven T. Katz

Director of the Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies
Boston University
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Webb Keane

George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan
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Laurel Kendall

Curator of Asian Ethnology and Division Chair, Division of Anthropology; Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History
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Charles F. Keyes

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
University of Washington
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Pamela Klassen

Professor
Department for the Study of Religion
University of Toronto
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Anne C. Klein

Professor of Religion
Rice University
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David M. Knipe

Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ross S. Kraemer

Professor Emerita of Religious Studies
Brown University
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Jeffrey J. Kripal

J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought
Rice University
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Charles Kurzman

Professor of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Michael Lambek

Canada Research Chair, Social Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Gerald J. Larson

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Indiana University
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Bruce B. Lawrence

Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor Emeritus of Religion
Duke University
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E. Thomas Lawson

Professor Emeritus and Cognitive Science of Religion, African Religions
Western Michigan University
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Nancy Levene

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Yale University
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Kathryn Lofton

Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, and Religious Studies
Yale University
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Shaul Magid

The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Indiana University
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William Malandra

Professor Emeritus
University of Minnesota
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Gurinder Singh Mann

Director of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Richard C. Martin

Professor Emeritus of Religion
Emory University
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Tomoko Masuzawa

Professor of History and Comparative Literature
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Elizabeth McAlister

Professor of Religion
Wesleyan University
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Jane D. McAuliffe

Director of the John W. Kluge Center, Head of the Office of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress
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Kathryn McClymond

Professor and Chair
Department of Religious Studies
Georgia State University
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Rachel McDermott

Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
Barnard College
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Azim Nanji

Special Advisor to the Provost
Aga Khan University
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Vasudha Narayanan

Distinguished Professor of Religion, Director of CHiTra
University of Florida
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Gordon D. Newby

Goodrich C. White Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Emory University
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Niels Nielsen

Professor Emeritus
Rice University

Christian Novetzke

Professor in the South Asia Program, Comparative Religion Program, and the International Studies Program
University of Washington
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Robert A. Orsi

Professor of Religious Studies
Northwestern University
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Daniel L. Overmyer

Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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Laurie L. Patton

President of Middlebury College
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James L. Peacock

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Anthony B. Pinn

Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities
Professor of Religion
Founding Director, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning
Rice University
Research Director, The Institute for Humanist Study
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Sally M. Promey

Professor of American Studies
Professor of Religion and Visual Culture
Director, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion
Yale University
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Stephen Prothero

Chair of the Department of Religion
Professor of Religion
Boston University
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Albert Raboteau

Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion
Princeton University
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Fabio Rambelli

Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Cultural Studies
International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Frank E. Reynolds

Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions and Buddhist Studies
University of Chicago
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Paula Richman

William H. Danforth Professor of South Asian Religions
Oberlin College
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Vernon Robbins

Professor of New Testament and Comparative Sacred Texts
Emory University
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Roland Robertson

Professor Emeritus
University of Aberdeen
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Kurt Rudolph

Emeritus Professor of Religious History
University of Marburg, Germany
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Stephen Shoemaker

Professor of Religious Studies
University of Oregon
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Nathan Sivin

Professor of Chinese Culture and of the History of Science, Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania
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C. Peter Slater

Professor Emeritus
Trinity College, Toronto
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Bardwell Smith

John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus
Carleton College
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Ivan Strenski

Professor and Holstein Endowed Chairholder of Religious Studies
University of California, Riverside
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John S. Strong

Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies
Bates College
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Lawrence E. Sullivan

Emeritus Professor of Theology
University of Notre Dame
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Affiliate Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University, Bloomington
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Donald K. Swearer

Charles and Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion
Swarthmore College
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Robert B. Tapp

Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies
University of Minnesota
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Ann Taves

Professor of Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Stephen F. Teiser

Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies and Professor of Religion
Princeton University
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Edward A. Tiryakian

Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology
Duke University
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Thomas A. Tweed

Professor of History, Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies
University of Notre Dame
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Hugh Urban

Professor of Comparative Studies
Center for the Study of Religion
The Ohio State University
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Christian K. Wedemeyer

Associate Professor of the History of Religions, Associate Faculty in South Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
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Judith Weisenfeld

Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion
Princeton University
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Guy R. Welbon

Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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John A. Williams

College of William and Mary
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Robert R. Wilson

Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Old Testament
Yale Divinity School
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Elliot R. Wolfson

Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Chüng-fang Yü

Sheng Yen Professor Emerita in Chinese Buddhist Studies
Columbia University
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Malika Zeghal

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life
Harvard University
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Eric Ziolkowski

Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible, Co-Chair of the Medival, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies Program
Lafayette College
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