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Classics & World Religions Faculty Research Areas

James Andrews

  • Greek Prose of the Classical Period (chiefly Plato and Thucydides)
  • The Sophists
  • Homer

Neil Bernstein

  • Roman epic, drama, and rhetoric
  • Kinship in Roman literature
  • Digital analysis of classical literature
  • Reception of classical literature

Tom Carpenter

  • Greek Archaeology
  • Greek religion and iconography

Lisa Carson

  • Latin Poetry and Prose

Brian Collins

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Comparative Religion
  • Theories of Religion
  • Religion in Asia

Cory Crawford

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Ancient Near Eastern Iconography
  • Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Religion and Material Culture
  • Ritual

Steve Hays

  • Greek Intellectual History
  • Early Christianity

Lynne Lancaster

  • Roman Archaeology/Architecture/Construction
  • Topography of Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Technology

Loren Lybarger

  • Islamic religion
  • Comparative Islamist movements
  • Comparative fundamentalisms
  • Religion and nationalism
  • Palestinian society and politics
  • Middle Eastern Christianity
  • Sociology of religion (classical and contemporary theories; key analytical concepts)
  • Historical and ethnographic research methods

William Owens

  • Roman Social History
  • Ancient Slavery
  • Ancient Novel
  • Plautus

Ruth Palmer

  • Greek Archaeology
  • Bronze Age Economy
  • Linear B Script
  • Women in the Mediterranean

Myrna Perez Sheldon

  • History of U.S. Christianity
  • Feminist Science Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Critical Race Studies
  • History of Science
  • 19th and 20th Century U.S. History
  • Science and Religion


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