MemberNicholas Karn

My work relates to two principal themes or research interests. I work on the history of English law in the central middle ages, and have published and spoken on the cultural and social history of law, as well as one specific legal texts. I also work on the cultural and social history of religion, and have worked on both Benedictine monasticism and the work and impact of the episcopate.

MemberCollin Cornell

Collin Cornell is research affiliate and coordinator of the Center for Religion and Environment in the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He edited the volume Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes for Penn State University Press, and his monograph, Divine Aggression in Psalms and Inscriptions, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. His interests include history of religions, biblical theology, and pedagogy.

MemberSilas Klein Cardoso

History of Religions and Biblical Studies scholar, currently working as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in the Project “Stamp Seals from the Southern Levant,” funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Ph. D. in Religious Studies (summa cum laude, 2019, UMESP) with emphasis on Religion and Literature in the Biblical World and with a mobility grant to the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Winner of the “Prêmio Capes de Tese 2020,” for the best doctoral dissertation in Religious Studies and Theology defended in Brazil in 2019, and of the “Grande Prêmio CAPES de Tese Bertha Koiffmann Becker,” for the best doctoral dissertation in Humanities (Humanities; Applied Social Sciences; Linguistics, Literature, and Arts; Interdisciplinary) for the same period. M. A. in Religious Studies (summa cum laude, 2015, UMESP), bachelor’s in Theology (2013, UMESP) and Social Communication, Advertising (2007, UMESP). Member of Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), European Association for Biblical Studies (EABS), and ABIB —Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa Bíblica. Research interests: Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Iconographic Exegesis, History of Religions (ancient Israel/Palestine), Theory of Media and Religion, Material Religion.

MemberBrian W. Ogilvie

I am an intellectual and cultural historian of Europe, with special interests in the history of science, scholarship, and religion from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. I am currently Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Chair of the History Department. I have previously served as Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair/Scheduling Officer in History, as Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and as Director of the university’s Oxford Summer Seminar. I am engaged in several research projects in cultural history and the history of science. I teach Renaissance and early modern European history, history of science, and history of religion.

MemberChelsea Miller

I currently work in the Acquisitions department at the State University of New York Press as an Editorial Assistant, where I work with authors and editors to publish scholarship in the fields of history, politics, religion, and more.I have experience in writing, editing, curatorial practice, teaching, web development, and event management. I am interested in the intellectual and physical spaces in which the past and present collide. In my personal work, I focus especially on writing history for digital and print media and examining the role of the activist-scholar through public history and public memory projects.

MemberIlyse Morgenstein Fuerst

I am Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst and, yes, that whole bit after the R. is my surname. I’m an assistant professor of religion and the current director of Middle East studies at the University of Vermont. I’m also the co-chair of the Study of Islam Unit at the American Academy of Religion, the editor of the Islam section for Religion Compass, and on various editorial and advisory boards for Islamic studies journals and projects. Generally speaking, my published work addresses South Asian Islam, theories and history of religion, and the racialization of Islam. My first book, Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion, was published by I.B. Tauris in 2017. I’m working on other projects, mostly around boundaries of the study of Islam, memorialization of Islamic history in South Asia, and histories of Islamophobia and the racialization of Muslims.