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John-Charles Duffy
Ph. D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization: American Religions; Mormonism; interfaith Dialogue; Religion and Culture
Phone: (513) 529-4304
Office: 63 Upham hall
Office Hours: M/W 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, T/R 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
duffyjc@miamioh.edu

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Nathan French
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization: Islamic Law (Sharīʿa, uṣūl al-fiqh); Islamic Theology and Arabic Philosophy;
Contemporary Islamic and Arab Intellectual History and Development; Philosophy of Religion (subjectivity, secularization hypotheses,, questions of technology, the environment, and hermeneutics)
Phone: (513) 529-4305
Office: 154 Upham Hall
Office Hours: M/W 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, T 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
frenchns@miamioh.edu

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Hillel Gray
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Areas of specialization: History of Judaism, Medical and Environmental
Ethics, Jewish Law
Phone: (513) 529-4309
Office 156 Upham Hall
Office Hours: T 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, W 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
grayhc@miamioh.edu

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James Constantine Hanges, Ph. D.
Ph. D. University of Chicago
Professor of Comparative Religion, Interim Chair
Area of Specialization: Christian Origins; History of Ancient Christianity; Judaism in the Greco-Roman World; Hellenisitc Religion
Phone: (513) 529-2029
Office: 168 Upham Hall
Office Hours: W/R 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
hangesjc@miamioh.edu

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Rory M. Johnson
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization: History of Gospel Music; Afro-Atlantic Religions; New Religious Movements; Critical Theory of Religion
Phone: (513) 529-4303
Office: 152 Upham
Office Hours: M/W 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
johns526@miamioh.edu

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Scott Kenworthy
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Associate Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization: History of Christianity; Russian Studies; Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Phone: (513) 529-4308
Office: 166 Upham
On Research Leave 2013-2014
kenwors@miamioh.edu

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Mallory O'Neil
Ph.D. ABD University of Florida
Instructor in Religious Studies, Hamilton Campus
Area of Specialization: Religion and Politics, Comparative Religion, and Comparative Politics
Phone: (513) 785-3278
Office: 582 Mosler Hall
Office Hours: T/R 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
oneilm@miamioh.edu

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Sean O'Neil
Ph.D. University of Florida
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization: Globalization and Transnational Studies, with focus on US Latinas/os, Latin American Religion, and Critical Sports Studies
Phone: (513) 529-2780
Office: 215 Upham Hall
Office Hours:
oneilss@miamioh.edu

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Daniel Scarborough
Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Area of Specialization:
Phone: (513) 529-2162
Office: 58 Upham Hall
Office Hours:
scarbod2@miamioh.edu

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Elizabeth Wilson
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Professor of Comparative Religion,
Chief Departmental Advisor
Area of Specialization: South Asian Studies, Indian Buddhism, Gender Studies
Phone: (513) 529-4307
Office: 157 Upham Hall
Office Hours: T/R 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm or by appt.
wilsone@miamioh.edu
Dr. Wilson's Academia Page

Amy Ansorg
Program Associate
164 Upham Hall
Voice: (513) 529-4301
Fax: 513.529.1774
ansorgad@miamioh.edu

DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE RELIGION EMERTIUS

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Peter Williams
Ph.D.Yale University
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion and American Studies; Faculty Affiliate in History
Areas of Specialization: North American religions; religious architecture and landscape; Anglicanism
Phone: (513) 529-4300
williapw@miamioh.edu

DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE RELIGION AFFILIATES

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P. Renee Baernstein
Ph. D. Harvard University
Professor of History
Teaching and Research Interest: Early Modern Italy, Women and Family, Cultural history of Religion, World History
Phone: (513) 529-5224
Office: 264 Upham Hall
baernspr@miamioh.edu

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James Bielo
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Lecturer of Anthropology
Geographic Area: North America
Areas of Interest: Anthropology of Christianity, Linguistic Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Anthropological Theory
Phone: (513) 529-8399
Office: 120 Upham Hall
bielojs@miamioh.edu

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John Manning Cinnamon
Ph.D. Yale University
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Geographic Area: Africa, Gabon, Cameroon
Areas of Interest: Politics, Historical Anthropology, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Environmental Anthropology, Religion
Phone: (513) 785-3270
Office: 570 Mosler Hall, Hamilton Campus
cinnamjm@miamioh.edu

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Wietse de Boer
Ph. D. Erasmus University Rotterdam
Professor of History
Teaching and Research Interests: Renaissance Europe, Reformation Europe, Italian Cultural History
Phone: (513) 529-5146
Office: 274 Upham Hall
deboerwt@miamioh.edu

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Deborah Lyons
Ph.D. Princeton University
Associate Professor of Classics
Special Interests: Greek Poetry, Greek Religion, Mythology, Women's and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Classics, Ancient and Modern Literary Theory
Phone: (513) 529-1487
Office: 104 Irvin Hall
lyonsd@miamioh.edu

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Homayun Sidky
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Professor of Anthropology
Geographic Area: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Nepal
Areas of Interest: Ecological Anthropology, History and Theory of Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion
Phone: (513) 529-1591
Office: 120 Upham Hall
sidkyh@miamioh.edu