Past Visiting Scholars

2019–20

  • Hessam Dehghani
    • Boston University
    • Faculty Sponsor: Ousmane Kane
    • Research Project: The Political Physics of al-Ghazālī
  • Ilona Nord
    • Institut für Evangelische Theologie und Religionspädagogik Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)
    • Faculty Sponsor: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
    • Research Project: Skimmed Diversity. Essays on Diversity/Inclusion and Religion in a Mediatized World

2017–18

  • Darren Kew
    • Associate Professor and Chair, UMASS Boston Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance & Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
    • Research project: “Assessing Interfaith Peacebuilding in Nigeria and Other Divided Societies”

2016–17

  • Erwan Dianteill (Spring 2017)
    • Professor, Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne
  • Sargon George Donabed
    • Associate Professor, Department of History and America Studies, Roger Williams University
    • Research Project: “Of transcendence and immanence: Assyrian narratives of omnipresence, animals, endangered existence and hope”
  • Heidi J. Hornik (Spring 2017)
    • Professor of Art History, Italian Renaissance & Baroque, Baylor University
    • Research project: “Illuminating John and The Art of Christian Reflection”
  • Darren Kew
    • Associate Professor and Chair, UMASS Boston Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance & Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
    • Research project: “Assessing Interfaith Peacebuilding in Nigeria and Other Divided Societies”
  • Robert MacSwain
    • Associate Professor of Theology, The School of Theology, University of the South
    • Research project: “Incarnate Arguments: Human Lives as Evidence for God”
  • Mikeal C. Parsons (Spring 2017)
    • Professor and Macon Chair in Religion, Baylor University
    • Research project: “Illuminating John and Rhetorical Criticism and the New Testament: A Primer”
  • Jennifer Schirmer
    • Research Project: Mentalités of armed actors on both sides of conflicts—state security forces and non-state insurgents—with firsthand experience in Latin America, South Africa and the Philippines.

2015–16

  • Outi Lehtipuu
    • Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland
    • Research Project: "Women and the Legacy of Paul"
  • Erman Gören
    • Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Istanbul, Turkey
    • Research Project: "The Synthesis of Apophatic and Kataphatic Theological Approaches"
  • Alexander Görlach
    • Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The European
    • Research Project: "Religious Identities As Origin of Today’s Global Conflicts"
  • John H. Morgan
    • Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Graduate Theological Foundation
    • Research Project: "The Spiritual Journey of a Solitary People: The Free Quakers of America"
  • Andrew Poe
    • Assistant Professor of Political Sciences at Amherst College
    • Research Project: "The Border of Enthusiasm"
  • Marie-Luise Raters
    • Professor in Applied Ethics, Normative Ethics, Didactics and Methods of Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Potsdam, Germany
    • Research Project: "American Philosophy, Pluralism, and Ethics"

2014–15

  • Archbishop Francis Chullikatt (Fall)
    • Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
    • Research Project: "Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Their Implementation on the Humanitarian Level"
  • Leigh Gilmore
    • Independent Scholar
    • Research Project: "'How to Live in a Damaged Body': Mysticism, Gendered Embodiment, and Chronic Pain Memoirs"
  • Dongsoo Kim
    • Professor of New Testament at Pyeongtaek University, Korea
    • Research Project: Research on the prophecy in the apocryphal writings

2013–14

  • Leigh Gilmore
    • Independent Scholar
    • Research Project: " 'How to Live in a Damaged Body': Mysticism, Gendered Embodiment, and Chronic Pain Memoirs"
  • Renate Jost (fall 2013)
    • Professorin für feministische Theologie/Theologische Frauenforschung
    • Augustana—Theologische Hochschule der evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche in Bayern
    • Research Project: "The Christ Child: Customs, Religion, and Utopia; A Feminist Perspective"
  • Adele Reinhartz (spring 2014)
    • Professor
    • Département des études anciennes et des sciences de religion, Université d'Ottawa/Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
    • Research Project: "The Gospel of John and the Parting of the Ways"
  • Jerome C. Regier
    • Professor
    • Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
    • Research Project: "Religion and Science"
  • Kuo-Yu (Teresa) Tsui
    • Assistant Professor
    • Department of History and Graduate Institute of Religious Studies
    • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
    • Research Project: "Asceticism in Early Christianity"
  • Ching Wah (Francis) Yip
    • Associate Professor
    • Divinity School of Chung Chi College
    • Department of Cultural and Religious Studies
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Research Project: "Christian Discourse with Chinese Characteristics: Protestant Theology in the Political and Cultural Context of China; 1980-2010"