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James Ballard

Graduate student

Katharine Batlan

Graduate student

kbatlan@utexas.edu |
BUR 512

Interests: Religion in the Americas; U.S. Religious History; Religion and Law

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Brice Bongiovanni

Graduate student

b_bongi@utexas.edu |
(478) 731-7880 |
BUR 510

Education: M.A., University of Georgia

Interests: African Diaspora Religions in the United States | Religious Minorities in the Americas | Immigrant Religion | Religion in Popular Media | Magic and Religion

Benjamin Cox

Graduate student

benjamin.d.cox@utexas.edu

Interests: Japanese Religion | Folk/Popular Religion of East Asia | Children and Religion | Animism | Ritual and Magic | Cognitive Science of Religion | Comparative Irreligion

Wesley Davidson

Graduate student

wndavidson@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., University of Illinois

Interests: Religion in the Americas | Central America | Protestantism | Indigenous Traditions

Ryan Fitzgerald

Graduate student

ryan.fitz@utexas.edu |
BUR 602

Interests: New Testament | Early Christianity | Greco-Roman Culture | Animal Sacrifice | Gender, Sexuality, & Race/Ethnicity in Antiquity | Identity Theory

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Jaimie Gunderson

Graduate student

jaimieg@utexas.edu |
Burdine 504

Education: M.A., The University of Kansas

Interests: Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean and Late Antiquity

Adeline Harrington

Graduate student

harrington.adeline@gmail.com |
BUR 504

Education: MTS, Harvard Divinity School

Interests: Early Christianity | Greco-Roman Religions | Papyrology | Apocryphal Texts | Religious Materiality | Mediterranean Archaeology | Coptic Studies | Syriac Studies | Greco-Roman Egypt | Textual Criticism | Orthodoxy and Heresy

James Henriques

Graduate student

james.c.henriques@utexas.edu |
BUR 504

Interests: Magic and divination | Roman Archaeology | Etruscan Religion | The Roman Near East | Mystery Cults and Syncretism | Comparative Mythology | Pagan Holy Men | Esotericism | Early Christianity and "Gnosticism."

Sung Soo Hong

Graduate student

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George Anthony Keddie

Graduate student

g.a.keddie@gmail.com |
BUR 506

Interests: Hellenistic Judaism | Hebrew Bible Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha | Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism | Economy and Society of Early Roman Judaea | Archaeology of Judaism and Christianity | Religion and Class Politics

Jin Young Kim

Graduate student

snolover1910@gmail.com |
BUR 512

Interests: Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean

Brad King

Graduate student

bradking00@gmail.com |
BUR 504

Interests: Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean

Elena Kravchenko

Graduate student

evk14@utexas.edu |
BUR 514

Interests: Religion and Material Culture; Diasporic Religion; Russian Orthodoxy in Contemporary America; Gender, Embodiment, and Subjectivity in the Study of Religion.

Alexander Kreger

Graduate student

moyindau@gmail.com

Education: M.M. Ethnomusicology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Alevism, Turkey, Anthropology of Religion, Linguistic Anthropology, Secularism, Music, Expressive Culture

Nathan Leach

Graduate student

nathanaleach1@gmail.com |
417-316-0670

Education: PhD Religious Studies, University of Texas Austin

Interests: Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, Early Christian Service in the Roman Military, Apocalyptic Literature

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Michel S. Lee

Graduate student

michellee@utexas.edu |
BUR 510

Education: M.A., Stanford University

Interests: Religion in the United States; history of the Sabbath; history of higher education; sacred time; religion in the American West

Katherine Sanchez

Graduate student

katsanch@utexas.edu

Education: M.A. Religious Studies, University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Religion and Society | Religion in the North America | Contemporary Islam in the United States | Religion and Popular Culture

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Josefrayn Sanchez-Perry

Graduate student

jsanchezperry@utexas.edu

Education: M.Div., Southern Methodist University

Interests: Religion in the Americas; Late Post-Classic and Colonial Mesoamerica; Theories of Culture-Contact; Nahua and Maya Semiotics

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Joshua Urich

Graduate student

josh.urich@gmail.com |
BUR 402

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Religion in the Americas; the history of atheism in America; vernacular religion; religion and race; religion and violence

Jeffrey Wilson

Graduate student