Kevin Coffee

Kevin Coffee is a museum scholar, archaeologist and educator and holds post-graduate degrees (MA) in museum studies and in archaeology from the University of Leicester in the UK. Over the past three decades he has advised philanthropic individuals, museums and other non-profit organizations on the preservation and interpretation of material culture, buildings and landscapes in North America, Asia and Europe. His research explores social practices and built culture of 18th, 19th and 20th century trans-Atlantic societies, including industrialization, urbanization, and ideas of class, gender and ethnicity. In current work, he focuses on the ideo-cultural factors that overlay and undergird industrialization and urbanization in the modern era.

 

 

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Constance Elsberg

Constance Elsberg is Professor Emerita at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has taught anthropology, sociology and women’s studies. Her interests and areas of research include ethnography, women and religion, alternative religions, Sikh Studies, and the anthropology of art. She was a participant in the Seminar in Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, India during the summers of 2002 and 2004 and 2006. Her publications on 3HO include: Graceful Women: Gender and Identity in an American Sikh Community (2003); “By an Indirect Route: Women in 3HO/Sikh Dharma” in Doris R. Jakobsh, ed., Sikhism and Women (2010); “’Strong as Steel, Steady as Stone’: Skirting Pitfalls in 3HO/Sikh Dharma” in James R. Lewis, ed., Violence and New Religious Movements (2011); “Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere “in Brill’s Encyclopedia of Sikhism Vol. I (2017) and “Bootstraps and Turbans: Sustenance, Belief and Entrepreneurship in 3HO/Sikh Dharma,” in Nova Religio, Vol 23, No. 1. (2019).

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Amy R. Whitehead

Amy R. Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University in New Zealand. An Anthropologist of Religion/Religious Studies scholar, she is the author of Religious Statues and Personhood: Testing the Role of Materiality (2013), as well as several journal articles and chapters for edited volumes. Amy’s primary areas of research concern the material and performance cultures of religions, the “turn to things” in the Study of Religions, and Earth Traditions (Paganisms, Goddess movements). She has also co-edited edited volumes, including Indigenous Religions: Critical Concepts for Religious Studies (2018), and is the managing series editor for Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion.

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Valérie Aubourg

Valérie Aubourg is Professor of Anthropology and Ethnology at the Catholic University of Lyon. She heads the Sciences & Humanities Confluence Research Centre. Her work focuses on the interactions between evangelical Protestantism and Catholicism.

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Olaf Baschke

Olaf Baschke is professor of Modern History at Münster University in Germany since 2014. He has also taught history at the universities of Trier, Cambridge, Lund and Heidelberg. He wrote Katholizismus und Antisemitismus im Deutschen Kaiserreich (1997), which was his PhD; Offenders or Victims? German Jews and the Causes of Modern Catholic Antisemitism (2009) and other books about the history of Christianity, about gender issues and about  the history of historiography. He edited several books, among them: Konfessionen im Konflikt. Deutschland zwischen 1800 und 1970: ein zweites konfessionelles Zeitalter (2002).

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Ann W. Duncan

Ann W. Duncan (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Associate Professor of American Studies and Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Her research and teaching focus on intersections of religion and public life including religion and politics, new religious movements, the religious “nones” and motherhood and American Christianity. She has authored articles in various journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Nova Religo  and is co-editor of Church-State Issues in America Today, 3 vols. (Praeger, 2007) and The Universe is Indifferent: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Mad Men (Cascade, 2016). She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Sacred Pregnancy: Women’s Reproductive Health and the Female Spiritual Economy.

 

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Giulia Bonacci

Giulia Bonacci is a historian, researcher at Institut de recherche pour le développement, and she is posted at URMIS, Université Côte d’Azur, France. She studies the intellectual history and the popular cultures that circulate between Africa and the African Diaspora since the nineteenth century. Her book Exodus! Heirs and Pioneers, Rastafari Return to Ethiopia was translated and published by The University of the West Indies Press (2015) and received two awards in the USA, including Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2017). Her latest papers were published in Esclavages & Post-esclavages, Tumultes, Northeast African Studies, The International Journal of African Historical Studies (Volume 1), and New West Indian Guide.

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Adam Possamai

Adam Possamai is Professor of Sociology at Western Sydney University and the Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences. His recent publications are The Sage Encyclopaedia of the Sociology of Religion (edited with A. Blasi, 2020, Sage), The Social Scientific Study of Exorcism (edited with G. Giordan, 2020, Springer), Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity (written with G. Giordan, 2018, Palgrave McMillan), The I-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism (2018, Palgrave McMillan), and the novel La réflexion de Borgia (2018, Black Coat Press, Tome 2 de la série, Les possédés de la Renaissance).

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Giuseppe Giordan

Giuseppe Giordan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Padova where he teaches Sociology of religion and Religions and Human Rights, and director of the International Joint PhD programme in Human Rights, Society, and Multilevel Governance. He is co-editor of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (Brill) and author, co-author, editor and co-editor of more than 20 books and special issues and nearly 70 referred articles and book chapters. He serves as elected member of the Council of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion.

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Galen Watts

Galen Watts is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow based at KU Leuven’s Centre for Sociological Research. He completed his PhD at Queen’s University in Canada.

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