Department of Religious Studies


Learn about our graduates.

  • Tanvir Ahmed

    Tanvir Ahmed, 2021, is a research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Science’s Institute of Iranian Studies.  He is attached to Nomads' Manuscripts Landscape project. 

  • Debra Scoggins Ballentine

    Debra Scoggins Ballentine, 2012, is Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University (NJ).  

  • Anna F. Bialek

    Anna F. Bialek, 2016, is Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Elizabeth Cecil

    Elizabeth Cecil, 2016, is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Florida State University (FSU). 

  • Niki Kasumi Clements

    Niki Kasumi Clements, 2014, is the Watt J. and Lilly G. Jackson Assistant Professor of Religion and Allison Sarofim Assistant Professor of Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities, Rice University (TX).

  • Tracy Coleman

    Tracy Coleman, 2001, is David Packard Professor at Colorado College.

  • Matthew Day

    Matthew Day, 2003, is Associate Professor of Religion at Florida State University at Tallahassee.

  • Nathaniel DesRosiers

    Nathaniel DesRosiers2007, has received tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College. Together with another Brown alum, Jordan Rosenblum, and Lily Vuong, have co-edited a volume, Religious Competition in the Third Century CE: Jews, Christians, and the Greco-Roman World (Vanden Hoeck & Ruprecht 2014).

  • Chris DiBona

    Chris DiBona, 2021, is a Deans' Faculty Fellow at Brown University.

  • Larson DiFiori

    Larson DiFiori, 2018, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

  • Laura Dingeldein

    Laura Dingeldein, 2014, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Illinois - Chicago.

  • Matthew Duperon

    Matthew Duperon, 2013, is Associate Professor of Religion, Susquehanna University (PA).

  • Reyhan Durmaz

    Reyhan Durmaz, 2019, is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Pennsylvania. 

  • Jennifer Eyl

    Jennifer Eyl, 2012, is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Tufts University.  Jen has also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for participation in a seminar in Greece. 

  • Rebecca Falcasantos

    Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos, 2015, is an Assistant Professor of Early Christianity at Amherst College.

  • Paul Firenze

    Paul Firenze, 2013, is Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

  • Andrew Flescher

    Andrew Flescher, 2000, is Professor of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine and Professor of English, at State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is also core faculty in Public Health

  • Randy Friedman

    Randy Friedman, 2005, is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies, and Director of the Center for Israel Studies at SUNY Binghamton

  • Nicholas Friesner

    Nicholas Friesner, 2017, is Catalogue Librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary.  

  • William Gilders

    William Gilders, 2001, is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University, GA .

  • Samuel Goldstein

    Samuel Goldstein, 2023, holds a post-doctoral appointment at the Literature and Philosophy Institute of Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, for 2023-24.

  • Keith Green

    Keith Green, 1992, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in Religious Studies, Eastern Tennessee State University. 

  • James P. Gubbins

    James P. Gubbins, 1997, is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Salem State College (MA). 

  • Omar Haque

    Omar Haque, 2013, House Staff Officer in Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University; Research Fellow in Psychiatry and Law at Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, Harvard University.

  • Caroline Johnson Hodge

    Caroline Johnson Hodge, 2002, is Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department  at Holy Cross.

  • Susan Holman

    Susan Holman, 1998, is the John R. Eckrich Chair and Professor of Religion and the Healing Arts at Valparaiso University.

  • Curtis Hutt

    Curtis Hutt, 2007, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, the Executive Director of the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, and the Director of Programming, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

  • Terrence Johnson

    Terrence Johnson, 2007, is Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Georgetown University and faculty fellow at the Berkeley Center.

  • Nechama Juni

    Nechama Juni, 2021, is Assistant Professor of Religion at Carleton College (MN).

  • Jianshe Kong

    Jianshe Kong, 2006, is teaching at Marist College.

  • David Le

    David Le, 2017, Free-lance editor, writer, and public archivist, New York. 

  • Jung Lee

    Jung Lee2003, is Associate Professor of Religion at Northeastern University (MA).

  • Nathaniel Levtow

    Nathaniel Levtow, 2006, is Associate Professor of Global Humanities and Religions at the University of Montana -Missoula.  

  • Alissa A. MacMillan

    Alissa A. MacMillan, 2013, Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp.

  • Nelson Maldonado-Torres

    Nelson Maldonado-Torres, 2002, is Professor of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University (NJ).

  • Megan McBride

    Megan McBride, 2017, is a Fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development (working P/CVE and terrorism issues) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and a Research Scientist for Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs at CNA in Arlington, VA. 

  • Judson Murray

    Judson Murray, 2008, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Wright State University (Ohio)

  • Michael Payne

    Michael Payne, 2020, is a postdoctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians University - Munich. 

  • Daniel Picus

    Daniel Picus, 2018, is Assistant Professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western Washington University. 

  • Brian Rainey

    Brian Rainey, 2014, is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

  • Erin Roberts

    Erin Roberts, 2010, is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religion at the University of South Carolina.

  • Paul Robertson

    Paul Robertson2013, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Jordan Rosenblaum

    Jordan Rosenblaum, 2008, is the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, Department of Religious Studies, and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies; Max and Freida Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies; and Chair, Art History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent

    Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, 2009, is Associate Professor in the Theology Department at Marquette University (WI). 

  • Miguel Segovia

    Miguel Segovia, 2013, Chair, English Department, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

  • Jennifer Elizabeth Singletary

    Jennifer Elizabeth Singletary, 2014, is Assistant Research Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.



  • Kerry Sonia

    Kerry Sonia, 2017, is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Colby College.  

  • Jonathan Sozek

    Jonathan Sozek, 2016, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Albert Magnus College, New Haven, CT. 

  • Aaron Stalnaker

    Aaron Stalnaker, 2000, is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

  • Karen Stern (Gabbay)

    Karen Stern (Gabbay), 2006, is Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College - CUNY.  

  • Adrien Stoloff

    Adrien Stoloff, 2019, is Assistant Teaching Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

  • Shane Thompson

    Shane Thompson, 2021, is Assistant Professor of Religion at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

  • Andrew Tobolowsky

    Andrew Tobolowsky, 2015, is Associate Professor of Religion at the College of William and Mary.

  • James Swan Tuite

    James Swan Tuite, 2010, is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion University of Indiana - Bloomington.

  • Daniel Ullucci

    Daniel Ullucci, 2009, is Associate Professor at Stonehill College. 

  • Arthur Urbano

    Arthur Urbano, 2005 , is Professor of Theology at Providence College.

  • Cyril Uy

    Cyril Uy II, 2021, is Assistant Professor of Religion at James Madison University. 

  • Tanner Walker

    Tanner Walker, 2021, will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan College (CT). 

  • Robyn Faith Walsh

    Robyn Faith Walsh, 2014, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Miami.

  • Heidi Wendt

    Heidi Wendt, 2013, is Assistant Professor of Religions, Greco-Roman World, Department of History and Classical Studies, and School of Religious Studies at McGill University.  

  • Richard Wright

    Richard Wright, 1994, is Professor of New Testament, at the Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.

  • Stephen Young

    Stephen Young, 2016, is a lecturer at Appalachian State University.