Material and Visual Culture

The Department of Religious Studies at Penn is one of the few departments in North America that focuses on the relationships between religion and material/visual culture. Graduate students working in this area consider religion’s interactions with material/visual culture as a central feature of religious identity, practice, and community, rather than as a secondary effect of religious belief. This includes focused attention on the material study of manuscripts and printing practices.

Kim Bowes

Shira Brissman

Roger Chartier

Ivan Drpic

Lynne Farrington

Mitch Frass

Cam Grey

Sarah Guerin

Nick Hermann

John Pollack

Lynn Ransom

Davesh Soneji