University of Pittsburgh
three small photographs depicting various religious icons

Department of Religious Studies

Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Joseph S. Alter
Professor of Cultural Anthropology
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
India and South Asia, medical anthropology

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Professor of French
PhD, Princeton University
French medieval literature and culture, church history, female spirituality

Katherine N. Carlitz
Adjunct Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures
PhD, University of Chicago
China, religion, law and gender, Ming literary tradition

Nancy Condee
Professor of Slavic Language and Literatures
PhD, Yale University
Contemporary Russian culture and cultural politics, Soviet cultural politics, late Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, imperial and postcolonial theory, popular culture

Nicole Constable
UCIS Research Professor of Cultural Anthropology
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
China, modernity, ethnicity, nationalism and gender, Hakka Chinese Christian identity

Yolanda Covington-Ward
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
PhD, Univrsity of Michigan
Performance and identiy, religion and politics

Allan Neil Galpern
Associate Professor of History
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Early modern Europe

Karen Gerhart
Professor of History of Art and Architecture
PhD, University of Kansas
Japan, premodern art and ritual

Robert Hayden
Professor of Anthropology
PhD, SUNY, Buffalo
South Asia, Ethnicity, Nationalism and the State

Christina Hoenig
Assistant Professor of Classics
PhD, Cambridge University
Roman and Greek philsophical writers, 1st century BCE to Late Antiquity

Hannah Johnson
Associate Professor of English
PhD, Princeton University
Medieval Jewish-Christian relations, saints’ lives

Nicholas F. Jones
Professor of Classics
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Classical Athens

Vincent Leung
Assistant Professor of History
PhD, Harvard
Ancient China

Katheryn M. Linduff
UCIS Research Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Archaeological Anthropology
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Ancient Chinese and Eurasian art and archaeology

Irina Livezeanu
Associate Professor of History
PhD, University of Michigan
Modern intellectual and cultural European history

Ryan McDermott
Assistant Professor
PhD, Univerity of Virginia
Vernacular religious literature

Lara Putnam
Associate Professor of History
PhD, University of Michigan
Latin America, race, ethnicity and gender

Marcus Rediker
Professor of History
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Early American history, Atlantic history

Andrew J. Strathern
Mellon Professor of Cultural Anthropology
PhD, Cambridge University
Pacific islands, ethnography

Cecile Chu-Chun Sun
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures
PhD, University of Indiana at Bloomington
Classical Chinese literature and poetry

George H. Taylor
Associate Professor of Law
JD, Harvard University
Legal hermeneutics

Bruce L. Venarde
Associate Professor of History
PhD, Harvard University
Medieval Europe, race, ethnicity and gender

Jennifer Waldron
Associate Professor of Enlgish
PhD, Princeton University
Renaissance drama and post-Reformation religious controversy in England, ritual and performance theory

Ronald Zboray
Professor of Communiction
PhD, New York University
Modern American critical print culture studies

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