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Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (CSRES)

Brian Steensland (Director)

[Photo]: Brian Steensland

Campus Address: CA 417 E
Phone: 317-274-2418
Email: bsteens@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Sociology
Academic Interests: Professor Steensland’s research interests include religion, culture, civic engagement, and politics in contemporary American society. His current research focuses on spirituality and spiritual practices, and religion and urban life. He has a textbook on religion and society under contract with Wiley-Blackwell and currently serves as Chair of the Sociology of Religion section for the American Sociological Association.
Teaching: Social Problems, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Textual Analysis
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Alicia Nicole MacDonald (Administrative Assistant)

[Photo]: Alicia Nicole MacDonald

Campus Address: Ca303K
Phone: 317-278-8425
Email: anmacdon@iu.edu
Appointments: My role is to assist the director of the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society.
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Asma Afsaruddin

[Photo]: Asma Afsaruddin

Campus Address: GA3041
Phone: 812-856-7347
Email: aafsarud@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Islamic religious and political thought, pre-modern and modern; Qur'an exegesis and hadith criticism; War and peace in Islamic thought and tradition; Inter-faith relations; Islamic feminism(s); Pluralism and reform in Islamic thought; Contemporary Islamic movements
Teaching: Islam and Modernity; War and Peace in the Islamic Tradition; Islamic Feminism(s); Islamic Texts: Tafsir; Islamic Texts: Hadith Sciences
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/afsaruddin_asma Website
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Jonathan Baer

[Photo]: Jonathan Baer

Email: baerj@wabash.edu
[Icon]: Website https://www.wabash.edu/academics/profiles/home.cfm?site_folder=religion&facname=baerj Website
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Silvia M Bigatti

[Photo]: Silvia M Bigatti

Campus Address: RG6044
Phone: 317-274-6754
Email: sbigatti@iu.edu
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Bennet B. Brabson

[Photo]: Bennet B. Brabson

Campus Address: SW117
Phone: 812-855-3881
Email: brabson@indiana.edu
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Kevin D. Brown

[Photo]: Kevin D. Brown

Campus Address: LW346
Phone: 812-855-6145
Email: brownkd@indiana.edu
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Dorothy I. Campbell

[Photo]: Dorothy I. Campbell

Campus Address: HH213
Email: dige@iun.edu
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James H. Capshew

[Photo]: James H. Capshew

Campus Address: LIE651
Phone: 812-855-3655
Email: jcapshew@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hpscdept/people/capshew.shtml Website
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Steven Carr

[Photo]: Steven Carr

Campus Address: Indiana—Purdue University Fort Wayne Communication Department, Neff Hall 230 2101 E. Coliseum Boulev
Phone: 260-481-6545
Email: carr@ipfw.edu
Academic Interests: Communication, classical Hollywood, Anti-Semitism, production code of Hollywood cinema
Teaching: COM 250 Mass Communication and Society
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Kathryn Coe

[Photo]: Kathryn Coe

Campus Address: RG6046
Phone: 317-278-3072
Email: coek@iu.edu
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Ange Cooksey

[Photo]: Ange Cooksey

Campus Address: WZ
Phone: 765-973-8438
Email: mcooksey@iue.edu
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David M. Craig

[Photo]: David M. Craig

Campus Address: CA 335A
Phone: 317-274-3689
Email: davcraig@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Philanthropic Studies
Academic Interests: History of religious and secular traditions of moral thought in the west, economic justice, health care ethics, ethics of consumption, virtue theory, democratic theory, religion and politics, religion and social theory
Teaching: Recent courses: R133 (Introduction to Religion), R379 (Religion and Philanthropy), R383 (Religion, Ethics, and U.S. Society), R384 (Religion, Ethics, and Health), R386 (Ethics of Consumption), R393 (Comparative Religious Ethics, R433 (Theories of Religion).
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Edward E. Curtis, IV

[Photo]: Edward E. Curtis, IV

Campus Address: CA 335
Phone: 317-278-1683
Fax: (317)278-1325
Email: ecurtis4@iupui.edu
Appointments: Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Africana Studies
Academic Interests: Africana religions; Islamic studies; U.S. history; modern Middle East; religion and politics.
Teaching: Religion and Culture; Introduction to Islam; African American religions; Islam in America; Religion and Racism; Theories of Religion; Islam and Modernity.
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Celia Deane-Drummond

[Photo]: Celia Deane-Drummond

Phone: 574-631-7666
Email:
[Icon]: Website http://theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/celia-deane-drummond/ Website
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Arthur Emery Farnsley, II

[Photo]: Arthur Emery Farnsley, II

Campus Address: CA 417
Phone: 317-278-6492
Email: afarnsle@iupui.edu
Appointments: Research Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Academic Interests: Religious organizations and religion's impact on other organizations
Faith-based welfare reform
Religion and Politics

Teaching: Comparative Religion
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Philip Goff

[Photo]: Philip Goff

Campus Address: CA 417G
Phone: 317-274-8410
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pgoff@iupui.edu
Appointments: Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies
Academic Interests: American Religious History
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Richard Gunderman

[Photo]: Richard Gunderman

Campus Address: RI 1053, CA 331B
Phone: 317-278-6303
Email: rbgunder@iupui.edu
Appointments: Chancellor's Professor Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Academic Interests: Philosophical ethics Biomedical ethics Ethics of philanthropy Professionalism
Teaching: Ethical, Moral, and Religious Perspectives on Philanthropy Ethics and Values of Philanthropy Biomedical Ethics A Life Well Lived The Formation of Character
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David L. Haberman

[Photo]: David L. Haberman

Campus Address: SY215
Phone: 812-855-3531
Email: dhaberma@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/haberman_david Website
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Michael Kaulana Ing

[Photo]: Michael Kaulana Ing

Campus Address: SY230
Email: ming@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/ing_michael Website
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Steven S Ivy

[Photo]: Steven S Ivy

Campus Address: CA331A
Phone: 317-962-3079
Email: sivy@clarian.org
[Icon]: Website http://bioethics.medicine.iu.edu/people/affiliates/steven-s-ivy/ Website
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Andrea R. Jain

[Photo]: Andrea R.  Jain

Campus Address: CA 335E
Phone: 317-274-1721
Fax: 317-278-1325
Email: andrjain@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: Contemporary spirituality and the history of modern yoga; the yoga industry’s relationship to neoliberalism, market capitalism, and consumer culture; the intersections of gender, sexuality, and yoga; religion and politics in contemporary society; and methods and theories in the study of religion.
Teaching: Course offerings include Hinduism and Buddhism, Yoga Traditions, Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus, Theories of Religion, and Comparative Religions
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Kevin Jerome Jones

Campus Address: CC126
Phone: 812-348-7290
Email: joneskj@iupuc.edu
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Neal Krause

[Photo]: Neal Krause

Email: nkrause@umich.edu
[Icon]: Website https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/krause-neal.html Website
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Robert Kunzman

[Photo]: Robert Kunzman

Campus Address: ED3224
Phone: 812-856-8122
Email: rkunzman@indiana.edu
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Vicky J. Meretsky

[Photo]: Vicky J. Meretsky

Campus Address: PV455
Phone: 812-855-3836
Email: meretsky@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/rkunzman/Home.aspx.html Website
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Richard F. Nance

[Photo]: Richard F. Nance

Campus Address: Sy230
Email: rfnance@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/nance_richard Website
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Micheline Celestine Nilsen

[Photo]: Micheline Celestine Nilsen

Campus Address: DW3261
Phone: 574-520-4347
Email: mnilsen@iusb.edu
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Jamie D Prenkert

[Photo]: Jamie D Prenkert

Campus Address: HH4080
Phone: 812-856-5069
Email: japrenke@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Religion in the workplace; Religious accommodation; Employment Discrimination (race, sex, disabilities), Workplace Harassment, Retaliation Issues, Business and Human Rights
Teaching: Employment Problems and the Law (BUS-L 406); Work/Life/Law (LAMP-L 416); Employment Law for Human Resource Management (BUS-C 515)
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Eric B. Rasmusen

[Photo]: Eric B. Rasmusen

Campus Address: HH3080H
Phone: 812-855-3356
Email: erasmuse@indiana.edu
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Anya Peterson Royce

[Photo]: Anya Peterson Royce

Campus Address: SB130
Phone: 812-855-0248
Email: royce@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://www.indiana.edu/~anthro/people/faculty/royce.shtml Website
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Zeynep N. Salih

[Photo]: Zeynep N. Salih

Campus Address: RR208
Phone: 317-274-4739
Email: zsalih@iu.edu
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Dmitry V Shlapentokh

[Photo]: Dmitry V Shlapentokh

Campus Address: DW3244
Phone: 574-520-4349
Email: dshlapen@iusb.edu
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Warren Eugene Shrader

[Photo]: Warren Eugene Shrader

Campus Address: DW3287
Phone: 574-520-4376
Email: wshrader@iusb.edu
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Lisa H Sideris

[Photo]: Lisa H Sideris

Campus Address: Sy230
Phone: 812-272-0575
Email: lsideris@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/sideris_lisa Website
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David H. Smith

[Photo]: David H. Smith

Campus Address: PJ
Phone: 812-855-1070
Email: smithd@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/smith_david Website
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Aaron Dean Stalnaker

Campus Address: Sy230
Phone: 812-855-8089
Email: astalnak@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Comparative religious ethics; Philosophy of religions (theistic, non-theistic, and comparative); Chinese Thought; Christian Thought; Moral Philosophy; Theories of religion
Teaching: REL-B 374 Introduction to Chinese Thought; REL-C 103 Conceptions of the Self, East and West; REL-D 430/R571 Religion, Virtue, and the Good Life; REL-R 170 Religion, Ethics, and Public Life; REL-R 389 Self-Cultivation and Spiritual; Exercises REL-R 661/R770 Religion, Power, and Authority; REL-R 674/R780Practices of the Self
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/stalnaker_aaron Website
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

[Photo]: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Campus Address: Sy228
Phone: 812-855-3956
Email: wfsulliv@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/sullivan_winnifred Website
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Peter J. Thuesen

[Photo]: Peter J. Thuesen

Campus Address: CA 417D
Phone: 317-274-5942
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pthuesen@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Director of Humanities Research, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Academic Interests: U.S. religious history; Christian thought; the Bible in American culture; religion, weather, and the sublime; theological debates over predestination, providence, and theodicy; Catholic-Protestant relations in the U.S.; Mormonism and American culture; history of the book in colonial British America
Teaching: REL-R133 (Introduction to Religion), REL-R103 (The Bible and Culture), REL-R173 (American Religions), REL-R180 (Introduction to Christianity), REL-R313 (Religion and American Ideas), REL-R314 (Religion and Racism), REL-R339 (Varieties of American Religion), REL-R397 (Mormonism and American Culture)
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Joseph Lennis Tucker Edmonds

[Photo]: Joseph Lennis Tucker Edmonds

Campus Address: CA504E
Phone: 317-274-7366
Fax: (317)278-9942
Email: jtuckere@iupui.edu
Appointments: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Religious Studies
Academic Interests: African and African American Religions, Religion and Globalization, Liberation Theology, Womanist Theology, Alternative Christianities, New Religious Movements in the African Diaspora
Teaching: Religion and the Politics of Dissent in the African American Experience, Comparative Liberation Theologies, Comparative Religions
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Carlton M Waterhouse

[Photo]: Carlton M Waterhouse

Campus Address: IH333
Phone: 317-274-8055
Email: cmwaterh@iupui.edu
[Icon]: Website http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/faculty-staff/profile.cfm?Id=463 Website
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Rachel M. Wheeler

[Photo]: Rachel M. Wheeler

Campus Address: CA 335B
Phone: 317-274-7394
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: wheelerr@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: American religious history, colonial American history, Native American religions, religion and food, religion and music
Teaching: Religion and Culture (R101) American Religion (R173) Prophets, Captives and Converts (R312) Native American Religions (R367)
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Robert W. White

[Photo]: Robert W. White

Campus Address: CA 301A
Phone: 317-278-2895
Fax: (317)278-2525
Email: rwwhite@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, IU School of Liberal Arts
Academic Interests: political sociology, social movements, political violence, and state terrorism
Teaching: Introduction to Sociology
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Susan E Zinner

[Photo]: Susan E Zinner

Campus Address: PE2133
Phone: 219-980-6836
Email: szinner@iun.edu
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Sheila S. Kennedy

[Photo]: Sheila S. Kennedy

Campus Address: BS4061
Phone: 317-274-2895
Email: shekenne@iupui.edu
[Icon]: Website http://spea.iupui.edu/facultyandstaff/faculty-directory/skennedy.php Website
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CSRES Executive Committee

Asma Afsaruddin

[Photo]: Asma Afsaruddin

Campus Address: GA3041
Phone: 812-856-7347
Email: aafsarud@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Islamic religious and political thought, pre-modern and modern; Qur'an exegesis and hadith criticism; War and peace in Islamic thought and tradition; Inter-faith relations; Islamic feminism(s); Pluralism and reform in Islamic thought; Contemporary Islamic movements
Teaching: Islam and Modernity; War and Peace in the Islamic Tradition; Islamic Feminism(s); Islamic Texts: Tafsir; Islamic Texts: Hadith Sciences
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/afsaruddin_asma Website
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Steven Carr

[Photo]: Steven Carr

Campus Address: Indiana—Purdue University Fort Wayne Communication Department, Neff Hall 230 2101 E. Coliseum Boulev
Phone: 260-481-6545
Email: carr@ipfw.edu
Academic Interests: Communication, classical Hollywood, Anti-Semitism, production code of Hollywood cinema
Teaching: COM 250 Mass Communication and Society
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Philip Goff

[Photo]: Philip Goff

Campus Address: CA 417G
Phone: 317-274-8410
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pgoff@iupui.edu
Appointments: Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies
Academic Interests: American Religious History
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Jamie D Prenkert

[Photo]: Jamie D Prenkert

Campus Address: HH4080
Phone: 812-856-5069
Email: japrenke@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Religion in the workplace; Religious accommodation; Employment Discrimination (race, sex, disabilities), Workplace Harassment, Retaliation Issues, Business and Human Rights
Teaching: Employment Problems and the Law (BUS-L 406); Work/Life/Law (LAMP-L 416); Employment Law for Human Resource Management (BUS-C 515)
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Aaron Dean Stalnaker

Campus Address: Sy230
Phone: 812-855-8089
Email: astalnak@indiana.edu
Academic Interests: Comparative religious ethics; Philosophy of religions (theistic, non-theistic, and comparative); Chinese Thought; Christian Thought; Moral Philosophy; Theories of religion
Teaching: REL-B 374 Introduction to Chinese Thought; REL-C 103 Conceptions of the Self, East and West; REL-D 430/R571 Religion, Virtue, and the Good Life; REL-R 170 Religion, Ethics, and Public Life; REL-R 389 Self-Cultivation and Spiritual; Exercises REL-R 661/R770 Religion, Power, and Authority; REL-R 674/R780Practices of the Self
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Brian Steensland

[Photo]: Brian Steensland

Campus Address: CA 417 E
Phone: 317-274-2418
Email: bsteens@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Sociology
Academic Interests: Professor Steensland’s research interests include religion, culture, civic engagement, and politics in contemporary American society. His current research focuses on spirituality and spiritual practices, and religion and urban life. He has a textbook on religion and society under contract with Wiley-Blackwell and currently serves as Chair of the Sociology of Religion section for the American Sociological Association.
Teaching: Social Problems, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Textual Analysis
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CSRES Associates

Christopher I. Beckwith

[Photo]: Christopher I. Beckwith

Campus Address: GA3038
Phone: 812-855-2428
Email: beckwith@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://www.iub.edu/~iaunrc/content/christopher-i-beckwith Website
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Heather Elizabeth Blair

[Photo]: Heather Elizabeth Blair

Campus Address: Sy230
Email: heablair@indiana.edu
[Icon]: Website http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/blair_heather Website
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Michael P Muehlenbein

[Photo]: Michael P Muehlenbein

Email: mpm1@indiana.edu
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Diane L Oliver

[Photo]: Diane L Oliver

Email: do9@evansville.edu
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Jennifer Meta Robinson

[Photo]: Jennifer Meta Robinson

Phone: 812-855-4607
Email: jenmetar@indiana.edu
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Daniel Anthony Rushing

[Photo]: Daniel Anthony Rushing

Phone: 317-948-8310
Email: drushing@iu.edu
[Icon]: Website http://medicine.iupui.edu/faculty-profile/DRUSHING/Rushing-Daniel/ Website
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