Name

Contact

Research Interests

Laura Bugg
Bugg, Laura Beth
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 314

laura.bugg@utoronto.ca
utoronto.academia.edu/LauraBugg

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 314
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Religion, Space, and Place
  • Religion, Migration, and Citizenship
Coleman, Simon
Coleman, Simon
Chancellor Jackman Professor
Office: JHB, floor 3

simon.coleman@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Ethnography of Christianity
  • Pilgrimage
  • Pentecostalism
  • Religion in urban contexts
Dhand, Arti
Dhand, Arti
Associate Professor
Office: Northrop Frye Hall, Room 218

arti.dhand@utoronto.ca

Victoria College
Northrop Frye Hall room 218
Victoria College
Toronto ON M5S 1K77
t: 416-585-4462
f: 416-585-4584

 

  • The Mahabharata and the Ramayana (Hindu epics)
  • Hindu ethics
  • Gender issues in Hinduism
  • Religion and sexuality
Dicenso, James
Dicenso, James
Professor
Office: JHB 328

james.dicenso@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 328
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-3360

 

  • Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment interpretations of religion
  • Intersections among religion, ethics, and politics
  • Modern and contemporary hermeneutics
Christoph Emmrich
Emmrich, Christoph
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 303

christoph.emmrich@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 303
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-6463

 

  • Nepalese Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Burmese Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Newar, Burmese, Mon, and Tamil literatures
  • Ritual, philosophy, and literature
Fox, Harry
Fox, Harry
Professor
Office: Bancroft Hall, Room 313

harryfox@chass.utoronto.ca

Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Bancroft Hall, Room 313
4 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1C1
t: 416-946-3244
f: 416-978-3305

 

  • Post-Biblical Judaism
  • Talmudic literature
  • Rabbinic literature
  • Hebrew literature
Garrett, Frances
Garrett, Frances
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 302

frances.garrett@utoronto.ca
francesgarrett.chass.utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 302
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-1020

 

  • Buddhist studies
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Buddhism and medical traditions in Asia
Robert Gibbs
Gibbs, Robert
Professor
Office: JHB, 3rd floor

robert.gibbs@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

  • Jewish thought
  • Phenomenological tradition
  • German idealism
  • Higher Education
  • Philosophy of Law
  • French postmodern literary theory
  • Social theory
  • Existentialism
  • Pragmatism
Sol Goldberg
Goldberg, Sol
Associate Professor (Teaching Stream), Associate Chair
Office: JHB 218B

sol.goldberg@utoronto.ca
www.solgoldberg.com

Department for the Study of Religion & the Centre for Jewish Studies
170 St. George Street, Room 218B
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-1459

 

  • Modern Jewish philosophy
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Continental philosophy, in particular phenomenology, hermeneutics, and critical theory
  • Aguments for and against religious, ethical, and cultural particularism
  • Concepts of tradition
Goodman, Amanda
Goodman, Amanda
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 334

amanda.goodman

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St. George Street, Room 334
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-3350

 

  • Buddhist studies
  • Chinese religions
  • East Asian esoteric Buddhism
  • Dunhuang studies
  • Silk Road studies
  • Ritual and ritual theory
  • Material and visual culture
Green, Kenneth
Green, Kenneth
Professor
Office: UC F104

kenneth.green@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
University College, Room F104
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
t: 416-978-8116

 

  • Jewish thought and philosophy
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Judaism in the modern age
  • Political philosophy
Alexander Hampton
Hampton, Alexander J. B.
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 215

a.hampton@utoronto.ca
www.ajbhampton.com
utoronto.academia.edu/AlexanderJBHampton

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St. George Street, Room 215
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-3350

 

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion and Nature
  • Religion and Literature
Jennifer Harris
Harris, Jennifer
Associate Professor
Office: JHB, 3rd floor

jennifer.harris@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-5939

 

  • Medieval Studies (to 1250)
  • Place and space
  • Historiography
  • Popular culture
Klassen, Pamela
Klassen, Pamela
Professor
Office: JHB, 3rd floor

p.klassen@utoronto.ca
projects.chass.utoronto.ca/pklassen

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Anthropology of religion, secularism, and mediation (including digital humanities)
  • Christianity, colonialism, and land in North America & Turtle Island
  • Religion, ritual, and public memory (including museum studies)
  • Religion, spirituality, and gender
John Kloppenborg
Kloppenborg, John
Professor, Chair
Office: Larkin Building, Room 311

john.kloppenborg@utoronto.ca

Trinity College
Larkin Building, Room 311
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8
t: 416-978-6493
f: 416-978-4949

 

  • Social history of the late Hellenistic period and early Christianity
  • Synoptic Problem and Q
  • Papyrology, epigraphy, and interpretation of early Christian texts
  • Associations and elective cults in the Graeco-Roman World
Locklin, Reid
Locklin, Reid
Associate Professor
Office: Odette Hall, Room 130

reid.locklin@utoronto.ca
utoronto.academia.edu/ReidLocklin
twitter logo@reidblocklin

St Michael’s College
Odette Hall, Room 130
81 St Mary Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
t: 416-926-1300, x3317

 

  • Christian Theologies of Pluralism and Dialogue
  • Comparative Method
  • Advaita Vedānta
Marshall, John
Marshall, John
Associate Professor
Office: University College, Room 254

john.marshall@utoronto.ca
individual.utoronto.ca/jwm

University College, Room 254
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
t: 416-978-6667
f: 416-971-2027

 

  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Colonialism and religion in the ancient world
  • Early Jewish-Christian relations
  • Historical Jesus
  • “Magic”
  • The role of Paul in the construction of Christianity
Marshall, Ruth
Marshall, Ruth
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 300

ruth.marshall@utoronto.ca
projects.chass.utoronto.ca/ruthmarshall

Departments for the Study of Religion & Political Science
170 St George Street, Room 300
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-0241
f: 416-978-1610

 

  • Religion, politics and public life
  • Secularism and democratic theory
  • Continental political philosophy
  • Continental philosophy of religion
  • Post-colonial theory, African Studies
  • Citizenship, state politics and violence in Nigeria & Cote d’Ivoire
  • Pentecostalism, radical reformist Islam and religious revival in the Global South
Mills, Libbie
Mills, Libbie (Elizabeth)
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 335

libbie.mills@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 335
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Early Shaiva Tantra
  • Pratistha (Installation procedure)
  • Vastushastra (building instruction)
  • Temples of South Asia and its diaspora
  • Ayurveda medicine
Amira Mittermaier
Mittermaier, Amira
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Office: JHB 332

amira.mittermaier@utoronto.ca

Departments for the Study of Religion & Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
170 St George Street, Room 332
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-5938

 

  • Anthropology of religion
  • Islam
  • Ethnographic method and writing
Moumtaz, Nada
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 315

nada.moumtaz@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 315
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Anthropology of Islam
  • Religion and law
  • Religion and economy
Newman, Judith H
Newman, Judith H.
Associate Professor
Office: Emmanuel College

judith.newman@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
t: 416-585-4533

 

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Post-exilic Jewish literature including the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Hellenistic Judaism
  • Formation and reception of scripture in early Judaism and Christianity
  • Ritual studies
  • Liturgy
  • Embodied cognition and conceptual metaphor theory
Yigal Nizri
Nizri, Yigal S.
Lecturer
Office: JHB 202

yigal.nizri@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion & Centre for Jewish Studies
170 St George Street, Room 202
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-4705

 

  • Modern Jewish history
  • Maghribi halakhic traditions
  • Jewish history of the Islamic world
  • Hebrew instruction
David Novak sitting in office
Novak, David
Professor
Office: JHB 330

david.novak@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 330
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-3229
f: 416-971-2027

 

  • Jewish law, ethics, and political theory
  • Ethics (including biomedical ethics)
  • Political theory (with special emphasis on natural law theory)
  • Jewish-Christian relations
Photo of Luther Obrock
Obrock, Luther
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB

luther.obrock@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

Kevin Lewis O'Neill
O’Neill, Kevin Lewis
Professor
Office: JHB 301

kevin.oneill@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion & Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
170 St George Street, Room 301
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-7050
f: 416-978-1610

 

  • Diaspora and Transnationalism
  • Religion in the Americas
  • History of Religions
  • Ethnographic Inquiry
Raman, Srilata
Raman, Srilata
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 313

s.raman@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 313
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-978-3189

 

  • Sanskrit and Tamil intellectual formations in South India from pre-colonial times to modernity
  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Srivaishnavism
  • Sanskrit and Tamil commentarial literature
  • Religion and Colonialism
  • Colonial sainthood and Gurus
  • Gender and the Goddess
  • Modern Tamil and Dalit Literature
  • Bhakti
Rao, Ajay
Rao, Ajay
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 331

ajay.rao@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion (St George) & Department of Historical Studies (UTM)
t: 416-978-4785 (St George)
t: 905-569-9494 (UTM)

 

  • Sanskrit intellectual history
  • Sanskrit literature and poetics
  • South Asian religions
  • Cultural history of the Deccan
Ruffle, Karen
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 329

karen.ruffle@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 329
t: 416-978-6217

 

  • South Asian Islam (Shi’ism and Sufism)
  • South Asian religion (material culture and ritual)
Saleh, Walid
Saleh, Walid
Professor
Office: Bancroft Building, Room 220

walid.saleh@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion & Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Bancroft Building
4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 220
Toronto ON M5S 1C1
t: 416-946-3241
f: 416-978-3305

 

 

  • Qur’an
  • Tafsir Studies
  • Medieval Islam
  • Islamic literature
J. Barton Scott
Scott, J. Barton
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 205

barton.scott@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St. George St., Room 205

 

 

  • Cultural history of the study of religion
  • Religion in modern South Asia
Naomi Seidman
Seidman, Naomi
Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts
Office: JHB 311

naomi.seidman@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
170 St George Street, Room 311
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Literature and Secularization
  • Translation Studies
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Eastern European Literature and Culture
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Religion and Gender
Smith, Kyle
Smith, Kyle
Associate Professor
Office: JHB 321

kr.smith@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 321
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

 

  • Christianity in late antiquity
  • Martyrdom, monasticism, and asceticism
  • Syriac Christianity
Julie Vig
Vig, Julie
Assistant Professor
Office: JHB 314B

julie.vig@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, Room 214B
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-5010

 

  • Early modern Sikh and Punjabi cultural production
  • Braj literature
  • Comparative religion
  • Sikh women in the diaspora
Shafique Virani
Virani, Shafique N.
Associate Professor
Office: UTM

shafique.virani@utoronto.ca

Department for the Study of Religion (St George) & Department of Historical Studies (UTM)
t: 416-978-4892 (St George)
t: 905-569-4492 (UTM)

  • Sufism
  • Bhakti
  • Islamic History, Philosophy and Literature
  • Shi’ism (Twelver and Ismaili)