Affiliated Faculty

NameTitle/InterestEmail
Elizabeth G. Allen
Allen
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Associate Professor of English
Interests: Comparative Literature; Religious Studies (Chaucer, Gower, 15th century poetry; exemplary literature, romance, chronicle, episodic form; intersections between ethics and politics, politics and religion; hospitality, sovereignty, legal and constitutional history of England)
Published Books
eallen@uci.edu
Stanley Bailey
Bailey
Professor of Sociology
Interests: Religious Studies (race and ethnicity, religion, immigration, Latin America)
bailey@uci.edu
Emily L. Baum
Baum
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Associate Professor of History
Interests: Religious Studies (modern Chinese history, history of medicine)
Faculty Website
Published Books
emily.baum@uci.edu
Houri Berberian
Berberian
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Meghrouni Family Chair in Armenian Studies and Professor of History
Interests: Religious Studies (modern Armenian history, Middle East history)
Faculty Website
Published Books
houri.berberian@uci.edu
Victoria Bernal
Bernal
Ph.D. Northwestern University, Professor of Anthropology
Interests: Culture and Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Religious Studies
vbernal@uci.edu
Roland Betancourt
Betancourt
Ph.D. Yale University, Chancellor's Fellow and Associate Professor of Art History
Interests: Religious Studies; Visual Studies (Byzantine and Medieval art, critical and queer theory; histories of race, gender, and sexuality)
Published Books
roland.betancourt@uci.edu
Susan K. Brown
Brown
Ph.D. University of Washington, Professor of Sociology
Interests: Religious Studies (immigration, inequality, urban sociology)
skbrown@uci.edu
Carol M. Burke
Burke
Professor Emerita
Interests: Religious Studies (literary and cultural theory, literary journalism, new media studies)
Published Books
cburke@uci.edu
Matthew P. Canepa
Canepa
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djali Presidential Chair and Professor of Art History
Interests: Religious Studies; Visual Studies (Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanian art and archaeology;, Iranian visual cultures and Afro-Eurasian exchange; critical approaches to space, place, landscape, urbanism, and memory)
Faculty Website
Published Books
matthew.canepa@uci.edu
Jean-Paul CarvalhoPh.D. Oxford University, Associate Professor of Economics
Interests: Logic and Philosophy of Science; Religious Studies
Faculty Website
jpcarv@uci.edu
Vinayak Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi
Ph.D. University of Cambridge, Associate Professor of History
Interests: Culture and Theory; Religious Studies (modern South Asia, social and intellectual history)
Published Books
vinayak@uci.edu
Yong Chen
Chen
Ph.D. Cornell University, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Services and Professor of History
Interests: Asian American Studies; Religious Studies(Asian American history and immigration, food and culture, U.S./China economic and cultural interactions)
Published Books
y3chen@uci.edu
Chungmoo Choi
Choi
Ph.D. Indiana University, Associate Professor of Korean Culture
Interests: Religious Studies (modern Korea, postcolonial and colonial discourse, popular culture, anthropology)
Published Books
cchoi@uci.edu
Susan B. Coutin
Coutin
Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Interests: Religious Studies (law, culture, immigration, human rights, citizenship, political activism, sanctuary, Central America)
scoutin@uci.edu
Touraj Daryaee
Daryaee
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, UCI Endowed Chair in Persian Studies and Culture and Professor of History
Interests: Religious Studies (Iran, Zoroastrianism, Ancient Medieval World)
Published Books
tdaryaee@uci.edu
Rebecca Davis
Davis
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, Associate Professor of English
Interests: Religious Studies (Old and Middle English literature, Piers Plowman, medieval religious culture, women’s writing, medieval philosophy)
Published Books
radavis@uci.edu
Brianne Donaldson
Donaldson
Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Interests: Philosophy (Jainism, South Asian religions, South Asian philosophy, process philosophy, critical animal studies, ethics and bioethics)
Faculty Website
Published Books
b.donaldson@uci.edu
Michael Fuller
Fuller
Ph.D. Yale University, Professor of East Asian Studies
Interests: Chinese; Religious Studies (Chinese poetry and poetics, the cultural and intellectual contexts for poetry, aesthetic theory, linguistic issues in classical Chinese)
Published Books
mafuller@uci.edu
Sean Greenberg
Greenberg
Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Interests: Religious Studies (history of early modern philosophy, moral psychology)
greenbes@uci.edu
Qitao Guo
Guo
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Associate Professor of History
Interests: Religious Studies (social, cultural, and religious history of pre-modern China, Ming and Qing dynasties)
Published Books
guoq@uci.edu
Anneeth Kaur HundlePh.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair of Sikh Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Interests: Religious Studies, Sikh Studies; African and South Asian diaspora studies;, Afro-Asianism; citizenship, race and decolonization; , minoritization and community formation; postcolonial and transnational feminisms, gender and sexuality; university studies; , Uganda, East Africa, Indian Ocean, global south
Faculty Website
ahundle@uci.edu
Andromache Karanika
Karanika
Ph.D. Princeton University, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Classics
Interests: Religious Studies (Greek epic poetry, Greek lyric, folklore)
Published Books
karanika@uci.edu
Aaron Kheriaty
Kheriaty
M.D. Georgetown University, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Interests: Religious Studies
Published Books
akheriat@uci.edu
Susan Blakeley Klein
Klein
Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Japanese Studies
Interests: Religious Studies (premodern and modern theater and dance, Japanese religions, feminist critical theory)
Published Books
sbklein@uci.edu
Jeffrey KopsteinPh.D. University of California, Berkeley, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science
Interests: Religious Studies
Faculty Website
kopstein@uci.edu
James K. Lee
Lee
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
Interests: Culture and Theory; Religious Studies (Asian American literature and culture, contemporary U.S. literature, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, religious studies)
jkl@uci.edu
Matthias Lehmann
Lehmann
Ph.D. Freie Universtät Berlin, Director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Jewish Studies and Teller Family Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History
Interests: European Languages and Studies;, Religious Studies (early modern and modern Jewish history, Sephardic studies)
Published Books
mlehmann@uci.edu
Mark LeVine
LeVine
Ph.D. New York University, Professor of History
Interests: Culture and Theory; Religious Studies (modern Middle Eastern history, Islamic studies, histories of empire and globalization)
Published Books
mlevine@uci.edu
Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Lewis
Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of English
Interests: Religious Studies (literature and medicine, restoration and 18th century British literature, literature of the supernatural and gothic fiction, history and/of fiction, atmosphere as literary concept and construct within natural philosophy)
Published Books
jelewis@uci.edu
Julia R. Lupton
Lupton
Ph.D. Yale University, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of English
Interests: Comparative Literature; Education; Religious Studies (Renaissance literature, literature and psychology)
Published Books
jrlupton@uci.edu
Cecelia M. Lynch
Lynch
Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of Political Science
Interests: Religious Studies (international relations, religion and ethics; social movements and civil society actors; humanitarianism)
clynch@uci.edu
JB ManchakPh.D. University of California, Irvine, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
Interests: Religious Studies
Faculty Website
jmanchak@uci.edu
Sanjoy Mazumdar
Mazumdar
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning and Public Policy
Interests: Asian American Studies; Religious Studies
mazumdar@uci.edu
Michael T. McBridePh.D. Yale University, Professor of Economics
Interests: Logic and Philosophy of Science; Religious Studies
mcbride@uci.edu
Nancy Ann McLoughlin
McLoughlin
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Director of Humanities Honors Program and Associate Professor of History
Interests: European Languages and Studies; Religious Studies (late Medieval Europe, intellectual history, gender)
Published Books
nmclough@uci.edu
Jane O. Newman
Newman
Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of Comparative Literature
Interests: English; European Languages and Studies;, Religious Studies (comparative Renaissance, and early modern literature and culture [English, French, German, Italian, neo-Latin], Mediterranean Renaissance studies, Baroque, afterlives of antiquity, Walter Benjamin, Erich Auerbach, pre-modern lessons for the modern and post-modern)
Published Books
jonewman@uci.edu
Maria C. Pantelia
Pantelia
Ph.D. Ohio State University, Director, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® and Professor of Classics
Interests: Religious Studies (Greek epic, Hellenistic poetry, digital technologies in the humanities)
Published Books
mcpantel@uci.edu
Alka Patel
Patel
Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Art History
Interests: History; Religious Studies;, Visual Studies (South Asian and Islamic art and architecture, historiographies, Islamic diasporas in Cuba)
Published Books
alkap@uci.edu
Amy Powell
Powell
Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Art History
Interests: European Languages and Studies; Religious Studies; , Visual Studies (Late medieval and early modern art of northern Europe, critical theory)
Published Books
amy.powell@uci.edu
Adrian PredaM.D. Carol Davila University, Health Sciences Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Interests: Religious Studies
apreda@hs.uci.edu
Renee J. Raphael
Raphael
Ph.D. Princeton University, Assistant Professor of History
Interests: Religious Studies (early modern Europe, history of science, intellectual history)
Faculty Website
Published Books
renee.raphael@uci.edu
Gary Richardson
Richardson
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Economics
Interests: European Languages and Studies; Religious Studies
garyr@uci.edu
Michael Ryan
Ryan
Ph.D. University of Iowa, Professor of English
Interests: Religious Studies (American literature, creative writing, poetry, poetics, autobiography)
Published Books
mryan@uci.edu
Victoria A. Silver
Silver
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of English
Interests: Religious Studies (early modern literature and culture, religious studies, history and theory of rhetoric, literature and philosophy)
Faculty Website
vasilver@uci.edu
John H. Smith
Smith
Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of Comparative Literature
Interests: German;, Religious Studies (18th- and 19th-century literature and intellectual history, literary theory)
Faculty Website
Published Books
jhsmith@uci.edu
Ian StraughnPh.D. University of Chicago, Assistant Professor of Teaching of Anthropology
Interests: Religious Studies
Faculty Website
ian.straughn@uci.edu
Elizabeth Tinsley
Tinsley
Ph.D. Columbia University, Ph.D. Otani University,  Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies
Interests: Visual Studies; Religious Studies  (Buddhism in East Asia, Japanese Buddhism, East Asian religions, Buddhist visual and textual cultures, visual theory)
etinsley@uci.edu
Roxanne Varzi
Varzi
Ph.D. Columbia University, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Interests: Culture and Theory; Film and Media Studies; Religious Studies;, Visual Studies (Iran, media, war, visual anthropology, film studies, ethnographic and fiction writing)
rvarzi@uci.edu
Roger Walsh
Walsh
M.D., Ph.D., D.H.L. University of Queensland, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Interests: Philosophy;Anthropology; Religious Studies (contemplative and spiritual practice, ethics and wisdom, exceptional psychological wellbeing)
rwalsh@uci.edu