MemberJuli Gittinger

Whose Utopia? Personhood, ability, exclusion, and belonging. Religion and Media Workshop (invited speaker), American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. November 2019.

“Mediated Hindutva.” U.S. State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (invited panelist). W…
…Program Coordinator for Religion and Lecturer of South Asian Religions…
…r.  Routledge [Forthcoming].



Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online. Routledge, 2018 (book)

“Hijabi Cosplay: performances of culture, religion, and fandom,” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 30.2 (Summer): 87-105.



“The Rhetoric of …

Areas: Contemporary Hinduism and Islam Research interests: Nationalism, Religion and Media, Religion in Popular Culture, Secularism, Gender

MemberJohn Penniman

…North American Patristics Societies (May 2018)

American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (November 2018)…
…North American Patristics Society

American Academy of Religion

Society of Biblical Literature

American Society for Church History…

Scholar of religion in late antiquity / teacher of religious studies and the history of Christianity / researching at the intersection of religion, ritual, drugs, and medicine in the ancient mediterranean world.

MemberAdrian Hermann

I am Full Professor of Religion and Society and Director of the Department of Religion Studies at Forum Internationale Wissenschaft of the University of Bonn, Germany. My work focuses on Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Documentary Film, Global Christianity (especially in the Philippines), Buddhist Modernism, and the Religious History of the Globalized World. From 2002–2011 I studied Comparative Religion, Drama Studies, Sociology, and North American Literature in Munich, Bielefeld, and Basel. I received a PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland based on a dissertation titled “Distinctions of Religion – Analyses of the modern discourse on ‘religion’ in world society and the problem of the differentiation of ‘religion’ in 19th and early 20th century Buddhist contexts”. In 2014/15 I was a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University and Stanford University. From 2015–2017 I was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and World Christianity at the University of Hamburg.

MemberCelica Fitz

…Member, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Religionsforschung/ Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Religions (ZiR),

Member, Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft/ German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW)

Member, Arbeitskreis Religionsästhetik/ Aesthetics of Religion Research Network (RÄ)

…sitespecific works by  Axel Malik (Alte Universität Marburg, 2019)

SinnRäume. Einblicke in gelebte Religiosität in Deutschland. Sonderausstellung in der Religionskundlichen Sammlung Marburg/ sensualspaces. Insights into Lived Religiosity in Germany, temporary exhibition on how religions shape everyday life, liv…
…2019 M.A. Art History | 2016 M.A. Study of Religions


Scholar of the Study of Religions | Arthistorian  

MemberAnthony Petro

…Associate Professor of Religion And Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies…
…PhD, Religion, Princeton University
MA, Religion, Princeton University
MA, Social Science, The University of Chicago
BA, Religious Studies, Georgia State University…

Anthony Petro (Ph.D., Religion, Princeton University) is an associate professor in the Department of Religion and in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. My teaching and research interests include religion and culture in the United States; religion and visual culture; religion, medicine, and public health; and gender and sexuality studies. My first book, *After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion* (Oxford, 2015), investigates the history of U.S. American religious responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis and their role in the promotion of a national moral discourse on sex. I have published essays on a number of topics, including histories of Catholic sexual abuse, critical disability studies and religion, the religious politics of camp, and approaches to studying race, gender, and sexuality in North American religion. I am currently working on a book called *Provoking Religion: Sex, Art, and the Sacred in the Modern United States* (under contract with Oxford), which traces heated debates over sex, art, and religion to reveal competing genealogies of the sacred and the secular in the modern U.S., especially during the heyday of the culture wars. It also explores how a range of feminist and queer artists have engaged religious themes and rituals in their work, spanning from Judy Chicago’s 1979 “The Dinner Party” to the controversy surrounding David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in the Belly” as part of 2010’s “Hide/Seek” exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Provoking Religion examines how this archive of visual and performance art helps us to rethink key categories in the study of religion and in gender and sexuality studies.