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CSRC Senior Research Fellow

Richard King
Richard King is Professor of Religious Studies (A&S), Associate Professor of Religion and Culture in the Divinity School, and Senior Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University. Dr. King was formerly Professor of Asian Philosophy and Comparative Religion and Chair of the Religion department at Derby University (UK). Prior to that he was Reader and Chair of Religious Studies at Stirling University in Scotland. Professor King's main research interests include: Indian philosophical schools (especially Advaita Vedanta), Mahayana Buddhist thought in India, the impact of coloniality on Indian wisdom traditions, poststructuralist and postcolonial approaches to the study of religion, and the comparative study of mysticism and spirituality.


CSRC Senior Fellows

Ellen Armour, The Suffering Body Project Director
Gregory Barz, Music, Religion and the South Project Director
Larry Churchill, Religion and Genetics Project Director
Ellen Wright Clayton, Religion and Genetics Project Director
Beth Conklin, Ecology and Spirituality Project Director
James Foster, Religion and Economy Project Director
Volney Gay, Science and Religion Project Director
Sam Girgus, Religion and Film Project Director
Richard Haglund, Science and Religion Project Director
Richard King, The Suffering Body Project Director
Douglas Knight, The Suffering Body Project Director, Religion and Politics Project Director
John McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Homiletics, Chair of the Graduate Department of Religion
Douglas Meeks, Religion and Economy Project Director
Allison Pingree, Music, Religion and the South Project Director
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Men, Masculinities, and Fatherhood: Sexuality, Race, and Religion in South Africa and the United States Project Director
Paul Speer, Religion and Politics
Patricia Ward, Religion and Literatures Project Director
Gilman Whiting,
Men, Masculinities, and Fatherhood: Sexuality, Race, and Religion in South Africa and the United States Project Director
David Wood, Ecology and Spirituality Project Director


CSRC Fellows

Brooke Ackerly, Associate Professor of Political Science
Kathryn Anderson, Associate Professor of Economics
Victor Anderson, Professor of Christian Ethics, African American Studies and Religious Studies
Robert Barsky, Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Michael Bess, Chancellor's Professor of History
Mark J. Bliton, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Philosophy)
Beth Boyd, Senior Lecturer in American and Southern Studies
J. Patout Burns,
Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies
James Byrd, Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer in American Religious History, Graduate Department of Religion and Divinity School

Daniel Cornfield, Professor of Sociology & Acting Director Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Ronald Cowan, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Anastasia Curwood, Assistant Professor, African American Diaspora Studies
Paul Dokecki
, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Religious Studies
Roy O. Elam, Associate Professor of Medicine
Tom Dillehay, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology
Frank Dobson
, Director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Florence Faucher-King, Associate Professor of Political Science
Edward Fischer
, Professor of Anthropology
Kathleen Flake, Associate Professor of American Religious History
Tene Hamilton Franklin, Genetic Counselor, Meharry Sickle Cell Center
Jonathan Gilligan, Senior Lecturer in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Lenn Goodman, Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Senta Victoria Greene, Professor of Physics
Thomas Gregor, Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies and Chair of Anthropology
Vickie Hannig, Pediatrics (Genetics Counseling)

Elizabeth Heitman, Department of Medicine (Religion)
Stephen Heyneman, Professor of International Educational Policy
Michael Hodges, Professor and Chair of Philosophy
James Hudnut-Beumler, Dean of the Divinity School and Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History
Gary Jensen, Professor and Chair of Sociology
Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Worship and Art, Graduate Department of Religion and Divinity School
Rolanda Johnson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Bettie Kirkland, Research Associate at the Race Relations Institute, Fisk University
R
everend James M. Lawson, Jr., Distinguished Visiting University Professor
Paul Lim, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
Richard Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Sociology

John McCarthy, Professor of German and Comparative Literature and Co-Director of German Studies
Richard McGregor, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Sohee Park, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
William Partridge,
(emeritus) Professor of Human and Organizational Development and Professor of Anthropology
Joshua E. Perry, Center for Genetics and Health Policy

John Phillips, Professor of Pediatrics, David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology
Graham Reside, Executive Director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions and Assistant Professor of the Sociology of Religion
Ruth Rogaski, Associate Professor of History
Michael Rose, Associate Professor of Composition, Blair School of Music
Edward L. Rubin, Dean of the Law School and John Wade- Kent Syverud Professor of Law
Jack M. Sasson,
Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies
Jeffrey Schall, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychology
Susan Schoenbohm, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy, and Program Coordinator, Center for Ethics
Charles E. Scott, Director, Center for Ethics, and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Tarik A. Smith, Director of Research, Race Relations Institute and Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department, Fisk University
Melissa Snarr, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society

Michael Stone, Professor of Chemistry
Trudy Stringer,
Dean of Students and Associate Director of Field Education, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
John Thatamanil, Assistant Professor of Theology
Holly Tucker, Associate Director, Center for Medicine, Health and Society
Michael Vandenbergh, Associate Professor Law
Bart Victor, Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership
Michael Vollman, Assistant Professor of Nursing
David J. Wasserstein, Professor of History and Jewish Studies
David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy

Gay Welch, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Director of Religious Life
Misti Williams, Genetic Counselor, Assistant in Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Taylor Wray, Clinical Professor of Medicine