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Department of Religion and Culture Faculty

Click on the tabs below for a list of the Department of Religion and Culture faculty members alphabetically and by discipline.

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    Ananda Abeysekara

    Theravada Buddhism & South Asia, Postcolonial Studies & Colonialism, Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies

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    Aaron Ansell

    Sociocultural Anthropology, Northeast Brazil, Alternative Democracy, Political Discourse

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    Amaryah Shaye Armstrong

    Black Studies, Political Theology, Black Feminist Theory, Continental Philosophy of Religion

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    Brian Britt

    Religion & Literature, Theory of Religion & Culture, Hebrew Bible, Modern Jewish Thought

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    Candace Buckner

    Early Christian Literature, Ancient Biography, Spatial Theory, Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World

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    Danille Christensen

    Gendered & Domestic Labor, Material Culture (Foodways & Craft), Performance Studies, Cultural & Environmental Sustainability

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    Taulby Edmondson

    U.S. South & Appalachian Studies, Historical & Cultural Memory, Race & Whiteness, Nationalism

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    Matthew Gabriele

    Medieval Studies, Violence, Apocalypse, Nostalgia

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    Sylvester Johnson

    African American Religions, Humanity in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Artificial Intelligence

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    Zhange Ni

    Religion & Literature, Critical Theory & Cultural Criticism, Secularism & Religion-making in East Asia, Transnational Youth Culture

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    Shaily Patel

    Ancient Christianity, Graeco-Roman Religions, Postcolonial Theory, Historiography

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    Dominique Polanco

    Colonial Latin America, Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Bibliography & Archival Studies, Decolonism

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    Emily Satterwhite

    Appalachian Studies, Community-engaged Scholarship, Environmental & Climate Justice

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    Peter L Schmitthenner

    Modern India & South Asia; Culture, Religion, & Technology; British Colonialism

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    Rachel Marion Scott

    Islamic Law & Personal Status law; Religion, Law, & Constitutionalism; Modern Islamic Political Thought; Religion & Secularism

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    Paula Marie Seniors

    Ethnic & African American Studies; African American & Multi-racial Radical Movements; African American & Multi-racial Theater, Film, & Dance; Gender Studies

 

Name Position Office Phone Email

Taylor Arnold

MCPH GTA 101 Major Williams   tarnold4@vt.edu

Jack Bernardi

ASPECT GTA 118C Surge   jwbernardi@vt.edu 

Caitlin Crenshaw

MCPH GTA 101 Major Williams   mccaitlin@vt.edu
Vasilije Mesarovic ASPECT GTA 118C Surge   cvrc11@vt.edu 
Muhammed Shah Shajahan ASPECT GTA 118C Surge   muhammedshahs@vt.edu
Aline De Souza ASPECT GTA 118C Surge   aliners@vt.edu
Olivia Wisnewski MCPH GTA 101 Major Williams   livwis@vt.edu
Name Position Office Phone Email
Bestami Bilgic Adjunct 101 Major Williams   bsbilgic@vt.edu
David Skelton Adjunct     dskelto83@vt.edu
Jo Wolf Adjunct 101 Major Williams 231-5155 joewolf@vt.edu
Patrick Salmons Adjunct 101 Major Williams   psalmons@vt.edu
         
Name Position Office Phone Email
Tom de Bruin Research Faculty     tomdebruin@vt.edu
Mauro J. Caraccioli Assistant Professor of Political Science     mauroj@vt.edu
Ashley Reed Associate Professor     akreed@vt.edu
Shannon Trosper Schorey Research Faculty     stschorey@vt.edu
         
Name Position Office Phone Email

Elizabeth Fine

Professor Emerita, Humanities
   

bfine@vt.edu

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Professor Emerita

   

malbon@vt.edu

Faculty by Specialization

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    Emily Satterwhite

    Appalachian Studies, Community-engaged Scholarship, Environmental & Climate Justice

  • General Item
    Dominique Polanco

    Colonial Latin America, Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Bibliography & Archival Studies, Decolonism

  • General Item
    Sylvester Johnson

    African American Religions, Humanity in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Artificial Intelligence

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    Taulby Edmondson

    U.S. South & Appalachian Studies, Historical & Cultural Memory, Race & Whiteness, Nationalism

  • General Item
    Danille Christensen

    Gendered & Domestic Labor, Material Culture (Foodways & Craft), Performance Studies, Cultural & Environmental Sustainability

  • General Item
    Amaryah Shaye Armstrong

    Black Studies, Political Theology, Black Feminist Theory, Continental Philosophy of Religion

  • General Item
    Aaron Ansell

    Sociocultural Anthropology, Northeast Brazil, Alternative Democracy, Political Discourse

  • General Item
    Peter L Schmitthenner

    Modern India & South Asia; Culture, Religion, & Technology; British Colonialism

  • General Item
    Zhange Ni

    Religion & Literature, Critical Theory & Cultural Criticism, Secularism & Religion-making in East Asia, Transnational Youth Culture

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    Ananda Abeysekara

    Theravada Buddhism & South Asia, Postcolonial Studies & Colonialism, Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies

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    Rachel Marion Scott

    Islamic Law & Personal Status law; Religion, Law, & Constitutionalism; Modern Islamic Political Thought; Religion & Secularism

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    Dominique Polanco

    Colonial Latin America, Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Bibliography & Archival Studies, Decolonism

  • General Item
    Shaily Patel

    Ancient Christianity, Graeco-Roman Religions, Postcolonial Theory, Historiography

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    Matthew Gabriele

    Medieval Studies, Violence, Apocalypse, Nostalgia

  • General Item
    Candace Buckner

    Early Christian Literature, Ancient Biography, Spatial Theory, Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World

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    Brian Britt

    Religion & Literature, Theory of Religion & Culture, Hebrew Bible, Modern Jewish Thought

  • General Item
    Dominique Polanco

    Colonial Latin America, Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Bibliography & Archival Studies, Decolonism

  • General Item
    Shaily Patel

    Ancient Christianity, Graeco-Roman Religions, Postcolonial Theory, Historiography

  • General Item
    Matthew Gabriele

    Medieval Studies, Violence, Apocalypse, Nostalgia

  • General Item
    Candace Buckner

    Early Christian Literature, Ancient Biography, Spatial Theory, Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World

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    Brian Britt

    Religion & Literature, Theory of Religion & Culture, Hebrew Bible, Modern Jewish Thought