Placement Record

    PLACEMENT RECORD

    Between 1992 and 2014, the Department of Religion awarded 103 Ph.D.'s and 95 of these degree recipients sought tenure track appointments. Fifty-seven percent of those graduates seeking jobs secured tenure track positions in the year their Ph.D. was completed. The remaining candidates secured postdoctoral fellowships or non-tenure track jobs or entered other fields of employment, sometimes for reasons of personal or professional choice. Ultimately, 78% of the 95 graduates secured tenure track positions.

    2014

    Asian Religions. "Japan's Preoccupation with Religious Freedom." Two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Agon & Reconciliation: Ethical Conflict and Religious Practice in Hegel's Account of Spirit." Lecturer, New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College.

    Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. "Treasure Hidden in a Field: Early Christian Exegesis of the Gospel of Matthew." Adjunct Faculty, Lombard Theological School.

    Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. "The Meaning and End of Heresy in Rabbinic Literature." Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Justifying Democracy Beyond Nietzsche's Critique." Two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Carleton College.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "The Ethics of Solidarity: Republican, Marxist, and Anarchist Interpretations." Non-profit. Did not go on market.

    2013

    Islam. "In the Shade of the Sahih: Politics, Culture and Innovation in an Islamic Commentary Tradition." Joint Appointment in Islamic Studies at Washington and Lee University's Religion and History Departments, Tenure track.

    Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. "Law and Society in the Dead Sea Scrolls." Lawrence Fellow of Judaic Studies, Lawrence University.

    Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. "Conceptions of Time and Rhythms of Daily Life in Rabbinic Literature, 200-600 C.E." Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Jewish Theological Seminary; Postdoctoral Starr Fellowship in Judaica at Harvard University; Tenure track, Fordham University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine." Director of the William Penn Honors Program and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at George Fox University.

    Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. "Guilt by Association: The Emergence, Use, and Legacy of the Early Christian Heresy Catalogue." W.C. Nease Fellow in Biblical Greek in the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins, and Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

    Religion in the Americas. "A Sort of Homecoming: The Gaithers and Southern Gospel Into the Twenty-First Century." Currently, Lecturer, Department of Religion, Princeton University. Two-year position, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Presbyterian College.

    2012

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. Enacting a "Living Script": Moses Mendelssohn on History, Practice, and Religion. Tenure track, University of Colorado Boulder.

    Asian Religions. "Rewriting Nara Buddhism: Sutra Transcription in Early Japan." Three year position, Mellon Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University. Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, Vanderbilt University.

    Religion in the Americas. "A Communion of Shadows: Vernacular Photography and the Material Archives of Nineteenth-Century American Religion." One year appointment, Visiting Assistant in Religion, Florida State University.

    Asian Religions. "Pilgrimage to the Sacred Traces of Koyasan: Place and Devotion in Late Heian Japan." Seeking academic position or postdoctoral fellowship.

    2011

    Islam. "Coercion in Classical Islamic Law and Theology." Tenure track, Bard College.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Thomas Aquinas and the Virtue of the Outsider." Tenure track, Loyola University Maryland.

    Islam. "Approaches to Islam in the Thought of Elmal?l? Muhammed Hamdi Yaz?r (1878-1942)." Tenure track, Ohio Wesleyan University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Angelic Troublemakers: Religion and Anarchism in Henry David Thoreau, Dorothy Day, and Bayard Rustin." Tenure track, Carleton College.

    Religion in America. "After the Wrath of God: Aids, Sexuality, and American Religion." Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow at New York University. Tenure track, Boston College.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. The Gospel of Judas: Text, Translation, and Historical Interpretation of "The Betrayer's Gospel." Lecturer, Department of Religion, Princeton University. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

    2010

    Religion in America. "Cosmopolitan Communions: Practices of Religious Liberalism in America, 1875-1930." Adjunct Instructor in the Humanities, Brevard College.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "God's Beloved: Election and Tradition in the Theology of Michael Wyschogrod." Rabbinate-Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. Teaching at Yeshiva University, Tenure track.

    2009

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "The Scribes and Reading of Nag Hammadi Codex II: Book Production and Monastic Paideia in Fourth-Century Egypt." Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowship, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.

    Asian Religions. "Sōka Gakkai in Japan." Tenure track, Wofford College. Currently, tenure track, North Carolina State University.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud." Tenure track, University of California at Davis. Currently, tenure track, Princeton University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Remembering the Dismembered: The Work of Mourning and Hope in Adorno and Morrison." Tenure track, University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "At the Common Altar: Political Messianism, Practical Ethics, and Post-War Jewish Thought." One-year appointment, Temple University, Jewish Studies Program.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Giving to the Poor in Early Rabbinic Judaism." Brown University, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship. Tenure track, University of British Columbia.

    Religion in America. "Equal Privilege of Service: Women, Missions, and Suffrage in America, 1870-1934." Seeking tenure track position.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Another Race? Ethnicity, Universalism, and the Emergence of Christianity." National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem. Tenure track, Ursinus College.

    2008

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Experience and Power: The Theory and Ethics of Religious Experience." Lecturer, Department of Religion, Princeton University. Tenure track, Brown University.

    Religion in America. "Habits in the Classroom: A Court Case Regarding Catholic Sisters in New Mexico." Tenure track, Villanova University.

    Religion in America. "Seven Days of Penitentiary Life: An Ethnographic Study of the Chapel at Pennsylvania's Graterford Prison." Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia Society of Fellows. Tenure track, University of Rochester.

    Asian Religions. "Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China." One-year replacement position, St. Lawrence University, Department of Religious Studies. Tenure track, Bucknell University.

    Asian Religions. "Bodies and Self-Inflicted Violence in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century China." Tenure track, Florida State University.

    Religion in America. "The Phoebe Phenomenon: The Protestant Deaconess Movement in the United States, 1880-1930." Princeton University, Center for the Study of Religion, Associate Director.

    2007

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Ethics of the Obvious." Rikers Island Prison Complex, New York City, Educational Instructor. Adjunct Professor, Columbia University.

    East Asian Religions. "The Arhat Cult in China from the 7th thru 13th Centuries: Narrative, Art, Space and Ritual." Tenure track, Hampshire College.

    East Asian Religions. "Japanese Buddhism in an Age of Empire: Mission and Reform in Colonial Korea, 1877-1931." Tenure track, University of Michigan.

    East Asian Religions. "In the Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan (795-1185)." Tenure track, Carleton College.

    Religion in America. "Homosexuality, Gay Communities and American Churches: A History of A Changing Religious Ethic, 1946-1977." One-year replacement position, Vassar College. Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Humanities Division, New College of Florida.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "The Reinvention of Judean Collective Identity in a Hellenistic World Contending with Rome." Tenure track, Miami of Ohio.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Late Antiquity Upside-Down: Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature." Tenure track, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Currently, tenure track, University of Nottingham, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, UK.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "The Phenomenology of Evil: Excessivity, Intention, and Malignancy in Human Action." Self-Employed.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Religion, Democracy, and the Art of Life: Spiritual Practices in the Context of Emerson and Ellison." Tenure track, Pomona College.

    2006

    East Asian Religions. "Death by Association: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism." Tenure track, McMaster University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Public Law and Ethical Formation: Intimations of Legal Perfectionism in Aquinas and Augustine." Tenure track, University of Iowa.

    Religion in America. "Elwood Worcester and the Emmanuel Therapy: Scientific Psychology, Modern Christianity, and the Problem of Religious Healing." Tenure track, College of Charleston.

    2005

    East Asian Religions. "Voice, Dust, Shadow, Stone: The Makings of Spells in Medieval Chinese Buddhism." Tenure track, Western Michigan University. Currently, tenure track, University of Chicago.

    Islam. "Exemplars of Excess: Devotional Piety in Medieval Islam, 1200-1450 CE." Tenure track, University of Southern California.

    East Asian Religions. "Spiritual Seekers in a Fluid Landscape: A Chinese Buddhist Network in the Wanli-period (1573-1620)." Tenure track, Seton Hall University.

    East Asian Religions. "The Revival of Buddhist Monasticism in Medieval China." University of the West. Currently, tenure track, Arizona State University.

    2004

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "From Martyr to Mystic: The Story of the Ten Martyrs, Hekhalot Rabbati, and the Making of 'Merkavah Mysticism'." Tenure track, University of Minnesota. Currently, tenure track, University of California-Los Angeles.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Devotional Study: The School of Nisibis and the Development of 'Scholastic' Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia." Adjunct Professor, Program in Religious Studies, New York University. Tenure track, Religious Studies and Classics, New York University.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Christian Therapeia and Politeia: The Apologetics of Theodoret of Cyrrhus Against the Greeks." Lecturer in Religion and Hellenic Studies, Princeton University. Lecturer in Patristics, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London.

    Islam. "The Spirit of Islamic Law and Modern Religious Reform: maq??id al-shar?'a In Muhammad 'Abduh and Rash?d Rid?'s Legal Thought." Tenure track, Montclair State University.

    Islam. "Cooperation and Contestation in Medieval Baghdad (656/1258-786/1384): Relationships between Shi'i and Sunni Scholars in the Madinat al-Salam." Tenure track, North Carolina State University. Currently, tenure track, Swarthmore College.

    2003

    East Asian Religions. "Nuns, Court Ladies, and Female Bodhisattvas: The Women of Japan's Medieval Ritsu-School Nuns' Revival Movement." Tenure track, University of Puget Sound. Currently, tenure track, University of Southern California.

    2002

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "What the Fallen Angels Taught: The Reception-History of the Book of the Watchers in Judaism and Christianity." Tenure track, McMaster University. Currently, tenure track, University of Pennsylvania.

    Religions of the Americas. "Savage Debauchery or Sacred Communion? Religion and the Primitive in the Pueblo Dance Controversy." Postdoctoral Fellowship, Southern Methodist University. Tenure track, Arizona State University. Currently, tenure track, Yale Divinity School.

    Religions of the Americas. "Fleshly Manifestations: Charles Fox Parham's Quest for the Sanctified Body." Tenure track, University of Pennsylvania.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Jerome's Biblical Criticism and the Making of Christian Scholarship." Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan. Tenure track, University of Montana.

    2001

    Religions of the Americas. "Religion on Display: Tourists, Sacred Place, and Identity at the San Antonio Missions." Tenure track, Rhodes College.

    East Asian Religions. "Living Temple Buddhism in Contemporary Japan: The Tendai Sect Today." Tenure track, Western Michigan University, Department of Comparative Religion.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Mapping the Apocalypse of Paul: Geography, Genre and History." Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Redlands.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Before Eden: Religion and The Evolved Mind." Tenure track, Victoria University of Wellington.

    2000

    Religions of the Americas. "Inheriting the Land: Defining Place in Southern California From the Mexican American War to the Plan Espiritual de Aztlan." Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Tech. Tenure track, University of Southern California.

    Religion and Philosophy. "Loyal Agents and Lost Causes: The Ethical and Religious Significance of Josiah Royce's Philosophy of Loyalty." One-year replacement position, New College. Tenure track, Monmouth College.

    Religion and Philosophy. "Nietzsche, Nihilism, and Christian Theodicy." Tenure track, Rogers State University.

    1999

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Illness and Healing in Early Eastern Christianity." Tenure track, University of Rochester.

    Religion and Philosophy. "Prophetic Articulations: James Baldwin and the Racial Formation of the United States." Tenure track, University of Vermont. Currently, Private Sector.

    East Asian Religions. "A Life Ignored: Jokei (1155-1213) and "Old" Kamakura Buddhism Reexamined." Tenure track, Wake Forest University.

    1998

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption." Nontenure track, Villanova. Tenure track, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis.

    Religions of the Americas. "In Discordance with the Scriptures: Bible Translation Controversies and Modern American Protestantism." Assistant Editor of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale University. Tenure track, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison." One-year replacement position, New School. Tenure track, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Parables of the War: Reading the Apocalypse within Judaism and during the Judaean War." Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto. Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Toronto.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Under a Pitiless Sky: Conversion, Cosmology and the Rhetoric of Enslavement to Fate in Second-Century Christian Sources." Nontenure track, Skidmore College. Tenure track, York University, Ontario, Canada.

    1997

    Religions of the Americas. "Aleister Crowley Rising: Constructions of the Occult in England and the United States, 1875 1947." Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at Emerson College in Boston.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "The Jewish Manumission Inscriptions of the Bosporan Kingdom." Tenure track, Oberlin College. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Religion, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Impact of Monarchy: Literary Responses to Political Changes." Private Sector.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "The Language of Nation: Exodus Politics and the National Negro Convention Movement, 1830-1843." Tenure track, Bowdoin College. Currently Professor, Department of Religion and Center for African American Studies, Princeton University.

    1996

    East Asian Religions. "Buddha Relics and Power in Medieval Japan." Tenure track, University of Tennessee. Currently Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Religions of the Americas. "Boozers, Brass Bands, and Hallelujah Lassies: The Salvation Army and American Commercial Culture, 1880-1918." Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. Currently Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the University of Southern California-Annenberg, School for Communication, with tenure.

    Religion and Philosophy. "Idolatry and Representation." Tenure track, Department of Religion, Syracuse University. Currently Professor, Department of Religion, Princeton University.

    1995

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "A Discourse of Domination: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of the Meaning of "Ioudaios" in the Fourth Gospel." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Drew University. Currently a writer.

    Religions of the Americas. "Science and the Saints: American Catholics and Health Care, 1880-1930." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Duke University.

    Religions of the Americas. "Disastrous Disturbances: Buchmanism and Student Religious Life at Princeton, 1919-1935." No placement. University of Chicago Divinity School, three-year appointment.

    1994

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Joseph and Aseneth and the Jewish Temple in Heliopolis." Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan. Currently on the faculty at Hebrew University, tenured.

    Religions of the Americas. "Religion and Education: St. John's University as an Evangelizing Agency." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Fudon University. Currently Associate Professor, Center for American Studies, Fudon University.

    Religions of the Americas. "Conjuring: Analysis of African-American Folk Beliefs and Practices." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Swarthmore. Currently Associate Professor of Religion, Swarthmore.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "The Ethics of Leibniz' Theodicy." Tenure track, Department of Religion, Princeton University. Currently Assistant Professor, Eugene Lang College, New School University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Fatal Divisions: Hume on Religion, Sympathy and the Peace of Society." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, New College. Currently Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology, with tenure.

    Religions of the Americas. "Theophilus Gould Steward, 1843-1924: Striving for an African- American Theology and Civil Society in the Nadir Period." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Oberlin. Currently Associate Professor, Oberlin, with tenure.

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "The Gods Have Come Down: Images of Historical Lycaonia and the Literary construction of Acts 14." No placement. Currently Associate Director and Technology Coordinator, Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, University of Massachusetts.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Religious Traditions and Secular Criticism: Edward Said as Cultural Critic." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Duke University. Currently Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, with tenure.

    1993

    Religions of Late Antiquity. "Concord and Martyrdom: Gender, Community, and the Uses of Christian Perfection in Late Antiquity." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, University of Manchester.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Uses of Heros: Celebration and Criticism in the Interpretation of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr." Tenure track, Assistant Professor, American Civilizations and Afro-American Studies, Brown University. Currently full professor, Georgetown University.

    Religion, Ethics and Politics. "Contingency, Chance and Virtue in Aquinas." Tenure track, Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Tulsa. Currently Associate Professor, University of Tulsa, with tenure.

    Religions of the Americas. "Wrestling the Octopus: William James and the Limits of Professional Authority." Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Religion, Princeton University. Currently at the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

    1992

    East Asian Religions. "Popular Buddhist Culture in the Edo Period: A Case Study of Sensoji." Tenure track, Okinaka Fellowship, Tokyo University. Currently on the faculty at the University of British Columbia.

    Religions of the Americas. "Church Covenanting in Seventeenth-Century New England." Tenure track, Assistant Professor of History, Centenary College.

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2013 Danforth Lecture

  • featuring Robert Wuthnow
    Princeton University
    Title: "Polls, Surveys, and the Shaping of American Religion"
    Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Time: 4:30 PM
    Location: Betts Auditorium School of Architecture