Our research areas

Department of Classics and Religion researchers are involved with a broad variety of research interests.

Research interests


Afrikaner Nationalism

Irving Hexham

Ancient Biography

Noreen Humble

Ancient Medicine

Amber Porter, Lesley Bolton

Ancient Technology

Lesley Bolton

Art and architecture in ancient Greece

Amber Porter

Buddhist Philosophy

Christopher Framarin

Chinese religions

Katrin Froese, Wendi Adamek

Christian Apocalyptic

Douglas Shantz

Christian Fundamentalism

Irving Hexham

Christianity

Laura Jurgens

Comparative Exegesis

Eliezer Segal

Comparative Mythology

Reyes Bertolin Cebrian

Comparative Philosophy

Tinu Ruparell, Morny Joy, Katrin Froese

Continental Philosophy

Morny Joy, Katrin Froese

Cultural History of Medicine

Amber Porter, Peter Toohey

Dutch neo-Calvinism

Irving Hexham

East Asian Buddhism

Wendi Adamek

Epigraphy and Curse Tablets

Lesley Bolton

Ethics

Clara Joseph, Christopher Framarin

Feminist Philosophy

Katrin Froese

Gender and Sexuality

Laura Jurgens, Peter Toohey

German Pietism

Douglas Shantz

Greek and Roman Epic Poetry

Peter Toohey

Greek and Roman historiography

Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry

Reyes Bertolin Cebrian

Greek Sport

Reyes Bertolin Cebrian

Hermeneutics

Tinu Ruparell, Morny Joy

Hinduism

Morny Joy, Elizabeth Rohlman

History of Indian Religions

Ron Neufeldt

History of Madness

Peter Toohey

History of the Emotions

Amber Porter, Peter Toohey

Idealism and Indian Philosophy

Tinu Ruparell

Indian and Tibetan Buddhism

James Apple

Indian Philosophy (esp.Ethics and Metaphysics)

Christopher Framarin

Intellectual History of the Roman Imperial Period

John Vanderspoel

Issues of Orality and Literacy

Reyes Bertolin Cebrian

Judaism

Eliezer Segal

Late Roman History

John Vanderspoel

Latin epigraphy

Hanne Sigismund Nielsen

Mahayana Buddhism

James Apple

Medical Manuscripts

Lesley Bolton

Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Wendi Adamek

Methodology

Ron Neufeldt

Methods and Theory in the Study of Religion

Irving Hexham, Morny Joy

Nationalism and Religion

Irving Hexham

National Socialism and political extremism

Irving Hexham

New Religious Movements

Irving Hexham, Ron Neufeldt

Origins of Christianity

Wayne McCready

Pagan and Christian theology

Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Philosophy of Religion

Terence Penelhum, Christopher Framarin, Morny Joy

Plutarch

Noreen Humble

Political History of the Roman Republic

Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Political Philosophy

Katrin Froese

Political Religions

Morny Joy, Irving Hexham

Postcolonial Theory

Morny Joy, Clara Joseph

Process theologies

Virginia Tumasz

Puranas

Elizabeth Rohlman

Radical Reformation Studies

Laura Jurgens, Douglas Shantz

Reception of ancient authors in Byzantium and in the Renaissance

Noreen Humble

Regional and sectarian religious movements

Elizabeth Rohlman

Regionally-produced Sanskrit literature

Elizabeth Rohlman

Religion and Culture

Morny Joy

Religion and Place Studies

Wayne McCready

Religion and Politics

Irving Hexham

Religion in Modern India

Ron Neufeldt

Religious geography

Elizabeth Rohlman

Religious Pluralism and interreligious dialogue

Tinu Ruparell

Roman art and archaeology

Lisa Hughes

Roman Children

Hanne Sigismund Nielsen

Roman divination

Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Roman Family

Hanne Sigismund Nielsen

Roman Imperial History

John Vanderspoel

Romano-British Archaeology, particularly Hadrian's Wall area

Leslie Bolton

Roman Religion

Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Roman Republican History

John Vanderspoel

Roman social history

John Vanderspoel, Hanne Sigismund Nielsen, Lisa Hughes, Lindsay Driediger-Murphy

Roman Women

Hanne Sigismund Nielsen

Sanskrit

James Apple

Science and Religion

Virginia Tumasz, Tinu Ruparell

Second Temple Judaism

Wayne McCready

South Asian religious history

Elizabeth Rohlman

Sparta

Noreen Humble

Special interest: non-elite representations of the early empire

Lisa Hughes

The philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Virginia Tumasz

Tibetan

James Apple

Western Religions

Eliezer Segal, Laura Jurgens

Women and Religion

Morny Joy, Laura Jurgens

Women in the ancient world

Amber Porter

Xenophon

Noreen Humble