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History and Ethnography of Religions (HER)

The mission of the M.A./Ph.D. concentration in History and Ethnography of Religions (HER) is to provide interdisciplinary training in the study of religion and in the historical and anthropological study of specific religious traditions covered by HER faculty. Students in the program pursue specialized work in the social and cultural histories, rituals, practices, literatures, philosophies, and languages of individual religious traditions.


  • Religions of Asia
  • Religions of Africa & Carribean
  • Religions of Mediterranean
  • Religions of Western Europe (medieval and early modern)

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