Religion

Faculty

Kenneth Brashier

Professor of Religion and Humanities

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On Sabbatical/Leave 2013/14-2014/15

BA 1987 University of Missouri, Columbia. BA 1990 University of Oxford. MA 1993 Harvard University. PhD 1998 University of Cambridge. Reed College 1998–.

Academic focus: The ancestral cult and collective memory in early China, notions of hell in late imperial China, religious theory and the viability of comparative religions.

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Michael Foat

Thomas Lamb Eliot Professor of Religion and Humanities

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BA 1986 Reed College. MTS 1989 Harvard Divinity School. PhD 1996 Brown University. Reed College 1996–.

Academic focus: The church in late antiquity; Christian ascetic and contemplative practice; Eastern Orthodox intellectual and social history; general and biblical hermeneutics.

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities

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BA 1994 Claremont McKenna College. AM 1998 Harvard University. PhD 2003 Harvard University. Reed College 2002–.

Academic focus: Islamic social and intellectual history in the classical and modern periods, Islam in America, material dimensions of religion, religious diversity in US history.

Stephan N. Kory

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Humanities

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BA 1991 Washington and Lee University. MA 1998 University of Colorado, Boulder. PhD 2012 Indiana University. Reed College 2013-.

Academic focus: East Asian religion and culture; history of Chinese religions; classical Chinese language and humanities; ritual and institutional dimensions of religion.

Kristin Scheible

Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities
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BA 1994 Colby College. MTS 1997 Harvard Divinity School. PhD 2006 Harvard University. Reed College 2014–.

Academic focus: Buddhism and Hinduism; South Asian religious literature; rhetorical strategies in Pāli and Sanskrit texts; emotions, ethics, gender(ed) images, non-human characters; theories and articulations of divine presence; Buddhist history and historical narrative literature (vamsas) in Pāli.

Steven M. Wasserstrom

Moe and Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities

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BA 1978 Ohio State University. MA 1980 University of Toronto. PhD 1985 University of Toronto. Reed College 1987–.

Academic focus: Jewish Studies, the history of the study of religion.

Edwin Gerow

Professor of Religion and Humanities, Emeritus
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BA 1952, PhD 1962 University of Chicago. Reed College 1985–96.