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Religious history can be approached from many different directions. Some of our faculty in this field study religious institutions, others look at religion as a form of collective identity, others explore the history of religious thought, and still others focus on devotional practices and the cultural history of religion. The study of religion also encompasses the closely related concept of "the secular." Everyone in the religious history cluster is committed to an interdisciplinary perspective that reaches out towards anthropology, sociology, philology, literature, and politics.

Juan Cole
Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History
2527 Haven Hall
Deborah Dash Moore
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History
202 South Thayer Building, 2016 734.615-8501
Deirdre de la Cruz
Associate Professor
Director, Doctoral Program in Anthropology & History
6167 South Thayer Building 734.615.8504
Angela Dillard
Richard A Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and in the Residential College
Caspian Goggin
Doctoral Candidate in Ancient History
Valerie A. Kivelson
Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History
2743 Haven Hall
Devi Mays
Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies
2012 Thayer Building 734.615.6658
Farina Mir
Associate Professor
2757 Haven Hall 734.647.5416
Derek Peterson
Ali Mazrui Collegiate Professor of History and African Studies
Associate Chair
2733 Haven Hall
Catherine Schenck
Doctoral Candidate in Ancient History
Hitomi Tonomura
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor
1727 Haven Hall