Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Amy Holmes Tagchungdarpa

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Chair

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., Victoria University of Wellington; Ph.D., Australian National University
Areas of specialization: Buddhism in Tibet, the East and South Asian Himalayas, and beyond.
Michael Amoruso

Michael Amoruso

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., Lehigh University; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Areas of specialization: death, race, and urban religion in the United States and Latin America.
Prof. Kristi Upson-Saia

Kristi Upson-Saia

David B. and Mary H. Gamble Professorship in Religion
B.A., University of Washington; M.Div., Princeton Theol. Sem.; Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of specialization: late ancient Mediterranean religions; dress and performativity; history of medicine, health, and healing 

On Special Appointment

Professor Peter Lanfer

Peter Lanfer

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Core Program
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A.R., Yale University Divinity School; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of specialization: ancient Judaism and Christianity; early interpretations of the Bible in Jewish and Christian writings
Religious Studies Mixon

Candace Mixon

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., McGill University; P.h.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Areas of specialization: Islamic studies, Iranian studies, contemporary Shi’ism, material religion, gender studies

Emeriti/ae Faculty

Dale Wright

David B. and Mary H. Gamble Professor in Religion, Religious Studies, Emeritus (1980-2018)

Area of specialization: Buddhism

D. Keith Naylor

Professor, Religious Studies, Emeritus (1989-2019)

Area of specialization: American religious history