Our faculty includes both our department’s core faculty and an extensive network of associated faculty in other departments, including the members of our Graduate Group.

Anthea Butler (*On leave academic year 24-25)

Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought


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Reyhan Durmaz

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies


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Jamal J. Elias

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of the Humanities Professor of Islamic History and Visual Culture, Director, Wolf Humanities Center, Director, Penn Forum for Global Islamic Studies


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Justin McDaniel

Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Professor of the Humanities

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Megan Eaton Robb

Associate Professor of Religious Studies


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Donovan Schaefer

Donovan Schaefer

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Graduate Chair


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Jolyon Thomas Portrait

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Interim Department Chair



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Steven Weitzman

Abraham M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures Ella Darivoff Director of the Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies, Religious Studies Undergraduate Chair

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