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
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

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 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
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

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

Professor of Religious Studies
Brown University
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John Cort

Professor, Department of Religion
Denison University
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Paul B. Courtright

Professor
Emory University
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Thomas Csordas

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

Professor
State University of New York, Stony Brook
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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

Western Michigan University
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Richard M. Eaton

Professor
University of Arizona
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Gary L. Ebersole

Professor
University of Missouri
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Diana L. Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies
Harvard University
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Joseph W. Elder

Professor of Sociology
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

Professor of Bible
Hebrew Union College
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John L. Esposito

University Professor & Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
Georgetown University
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Nancy Falk

Western Michigan University
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Gillian Feeley-Harnik

Gough Collegiate Professor in the Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Anne Feldhaus

Foundation Professor of Religion
Arizona State University
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David Frankfurter

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

Professor of Religion and 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 in Classics
The Ohio State University
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William A. Graham

Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity
Harvard Divinity School
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Ronald M. Green

Cohen Professor 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

Professor of 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

Professor of Religion
Barnard College
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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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Norvin J. Hein

Professor Emeritus
Yale Divinity School
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Susannah Heschel

Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies
Dartmouth College
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Alf Hiltebeitel

Professor
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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Email: tjhopkins2@verizon.net

Roger Jackson

Nason Professor 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 and Director of the Anthropology and History PhD Program
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Sarah Iles Johnston

Professor of Greek and Latin and Religious Studies
Ohio State University
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Lindsay Jones

Professor
Ohio State University
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Mark Juergensmeyer

Professor of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Thomas P. Kasulis

Professor
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

Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan
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Laurel Kendall

Curator and Chair, Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History
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Charles F. Keyes

Professor Emeritus
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
Rice University
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David M. Knipe

Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ross S. Kraemer

Professor 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 in the Anthropology of Ethical Life
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Gerald J. Larson

Professor Emeritus
Indiana University
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Bruce B. Lawrence

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

Emeritus Professor
Western Michigan University
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Nancy Levene

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Religious Studies
Yale University
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Kathryn Lofton

Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity
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

Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Richard C. Martin

Professor
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

Professor of History
Bryn Mawr College

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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H. Neill McFarland

Professor Emeritus of History of Religion
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Azim Nanji

Director of the Institute
Institute for Ismaili Studies
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Vasudha Narayanan

Distinguished Professor and Chair
University of Florida
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Gordon D. Newby

Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Emory University
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Don Nielsen

Professor and Chair of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Niels Nielsen

Professor Emeritus
Rice University

Christian Novetzke

Professor of South Asia Studies and Comparative Religion
University of Washington
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Robert A. Orsi

Professor of Religion
Northwestern University
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Daniel L. Overmyer

Professor Emeritus
University of British Columbia
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Laurie L. Patton

Dean of Arts and Sciences
Duke University
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James L. Peacock

Kenan Distinguished Professor
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

Professor of Religion
Boston University
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Albert Raboteau

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
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

Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus
Carleton College
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Jonathan Z. Smith

Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities
University of Chicago Divinity School
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Ivan Strenski

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

Charles A. Dana Professor
Bates College
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Lawrence E. Sullivan

Professor of Theology and Concurrent Professor of Anthropology
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

Donald K. Swearer

Senior Research Scholar
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
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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, Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies
University of Notre Dame
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Hugh Urban

Professor
Center for the Study of Religion
The Ohio State University
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Manuel A. Vásquez

Professor of Religion
University of Florida
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Christian K. Wedemeyer

Associate Professor of the History of Religions
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
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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Chun-fang Yu

Sheng Yen Professor 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 the English Bible
Lafayette College
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