August 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Brian Collins and Aaron Glaim to Teach World Religions

By Tim Smith

This Fall the Department of Classics & World Religions is delighted to welcome two new faculty members who will be teaching courses in World Religions.

Dr. Brian Collins comes to us most recently from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he had served as a Adjunct Assistant Professor since 2011. He earned a Ph.D. in the History of Religions in 2010 from the University of Chicago. At Ohio University he will be serving in the position of the newly-established Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. This fall he is teaching CLWR 3340: Hinduism and CLWR 4810: Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism.

Dr. Aaron Glaim comes to us having just completed a successful defense of his thesis on “Reciprocity, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Judean Religion at the Turn of the Era” at Brown University. A native of British Columbia, he has wide-ranging research interests including ancient Mediterranean religion, Islam, state and religion in Indonesia, Chinese folk religion, religious healing, and many more. This fall he is teaching CLWR 3330: Introduction to Islam and he is part of the team teaching CLWR 1810: Introduction to the Study of Religion.

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