Our Religion faculty spans a broad scope of experience and focus, counting among its ranks authors of books on topics ranging from feminist theory to Hindu goddess worship to the role of animals in the Christian tradition.
Click on a faculty member's name to learn more about their educational background and research interests.
Professor of Religion
Kyle E. White 101
Specialty: Hinduism; Feminism and Religion; Tamil literature; Religion and the Body
Laura HobgoodProfessor of Religion
Kyle E. White 105
Assistant Professor of Religion
Kyle E. White 107
Specialty: Feminist and Ecological Ethics; Borderlands Religious Identities and Ethics; Food and Agriculture in Jewish and Christian Traditions; Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Sense Perception; Ethics and Immigration
Banafsheh MadaninejadPart-Time Assistant Professor of Religion
Kyle E. White 108
Associate Professor of Religion
Kyle E. White 111
Specialty: I am a specialist in Native American religious studies, and am particularly interested in narrative/folklore, issues of identity, and the active role of land and landscape in native religious activity. I also teach courses that look at Rastafari, Vodun, Santeria, and the Virgin of Guadalupe, among other indigenous traditions. I cross-list courses with Environmental Studies and Feminist Studies, and participate in the Race and Ethnic Studies minor as well.