Elizabeth Allen
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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)


David H. Colmenares
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Ph.D. Columbia University, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature

Interests: Colonial Mexico, Mesoamerican Studies, Visual Culture, Antiquarianism, Early Modern Iberia


Brianne Donaldson
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Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Interests: Jain studies, South Asian religions and philosophies, A.N. Whitehead's  Process philosophy of organism, critical animal studies, nonviolence theories, ecofeminism, multispecies ethics, and bioethics



John Gamber 
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Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, Associate Professor,Comparative Literature

Interests: Environmental Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Settler Colonialism, Native American Studies


Anneeth Kaur Hundle
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Ph.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



Susan Blakeley Klein
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Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Japanese Studies

Interests: Religious Studies (premodern and modern theater and dance, Japanese religions, feminist critical theory)



Julia R. Lupton
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Ph.D. Yale University, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of English

Interests: Comparative Literature; Education; Religious Studies (Renaissance literature, literature and psychology)



Cecelia M. Lynch
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Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of Political Science

Interests: Religious Studies (international relations, religion and ethics; social movements and civil society actors; humanitarianism)



Sanjoy Mazumdar
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Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning and Public Policy

Interests: Asian American Studies; Religious Studies




Elizabeth Tinsley
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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)