Julie Byrne

Professor of Religion · Hofstra University

The Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics

Amir Hussain

Professor and Chair of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Interfaith Dialogue Islam and Muslim Lives in the United States; Muslim Communities in North America Religion on Film and Television

Nora Rubel

Jane and Alan Batkin Professor of Jewish Studies · University of Rochester

Rubel is an expert in Jewish studies, as well as Jewish food and holidays

American Religions, Race and Ethnicity Jewish Holidays Jewish American Immigration Judaism Black Jewish Studies

Jeff Levin, Ph.D.

University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health · Baylor University

Dr. Levin’s current research and writing are focused on the historical and contemporary intersections of faith and medicine.

Coronavirus Social and Epidemiologic Research on Judaism and Population health Theories of Healing and the Work of Healers Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in Public Health and Healthcare Policy Religion and Health

Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Assistant Professor in faith and peaceful relations · Coventry University

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor specialises in how people engage with religion and with religious beliefs.

Diversity Muslim Women Inter-faith relations Religion Islam

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Brett Grainger, ThD

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Brett Grainger, ThD, researches the changing face of modern spirituality in America and how various religions view the natural world.

Religion and Nature Modern Spirituality American Religious History History of Christianity Evangelicalism

Paul Froese, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology · Baylor University

Dr. Froese focuses on the sociology of meaning, religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology.

Sociology Religion Religion Politics & Culture Society's Images of God Russians and Religious Ideology

Jerry Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology · Baylor University

Jerry Park is an Associate Professor of Sociology and an Affiliate Fellow of the Institute for Studies on Religion at Baylor University.

Racial and Religious Minority Experiences Prejudice and Discrimination Identity Cultural Ideology and Cultural Capital Civic Participation

Molly Worthen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Worthen’s research explores North American religious and intellectual history.

American Religious and Intellectual History American Christian History Conservative Christianity American evangelical Christian life Global Christianity

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD

Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology| College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, works to find a new unity and synthesis in science and religion.

Theology Neuroscience Artificial Intelligence and Becoming Culture and Religion Catholicity

Vincent Lloyd, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Studies · Villanova University

Vincent Lloyd, PhD, researches issues and trends related to religion in politics and race, and how these areas affect social change.

Religion The Role of Religion in Racial Justice Organizing Religion in Politics and Race Religion in Mass Incarceration Religious Ideas of Crime and Punishment

Emile Lester

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Lester is an expert in church and state issues, especially controversies surrounding teaching religion in schools.

American Constitutional Law Church and State Issues Teaching Religion in Schools Minority Religious Groups Political Philosophy

Eli Berman

Professor of Economics · UC San Diego

Eli Berman is known for applying rational choice analysis to the behavior of radical religious groups.

Applied Econometrics Labor Demand and Technological Change Economics of Religion and Demography Development and Conflict Labor Economics

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly

David Smilde

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR · Tulane University

David Smilde is an expert in the sociology of culture, sociology of religion, social movements, political sociology and Latin America.

Human Rights Social Movements Sociology of Culture Sociology of Religion Political Sociology

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Assistant Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression) Mentoring and Professional Development

Kholoud Al-Qubbaj

Associate Professor of Humanities · Southern Utah University

Specializing in diversity and inclusion in higher education, transnationalism, and middle eastern studies

Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education English as A Second Language Diversity and Inclusion in Utah Global Diversity Social Justice

Frank Ravitch

Professor of law and the Walter H. Stowers Chair of Law and Religion · Michigan State University

An expert in law and religion, including the U.S. Supreme Court and religion, U.S. constitutional law, and Japanese constitutional law

First Amendment Religious Freedom Constitutional Law Law and Religion Religion and Law

Andrea Paras

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science · University of Guelph

Professor Andrea Paras specialises in the ethics of international humanitarianism, with a special interest in religion and politics.

Humanitarian Assistance Human Rights International Development International Affairs Religion Politics & Culture