Past Winners

Collaborative Research Grants

2021-2022 Winners

Stephen Covell, Western Michigan University
Holy Waters: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Religion and Alcohol

Zachary Smith, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Rosalind Hinton, Independent Scholar
Resilient Matriarchs of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians: Unpacking African Women Theologies for Gender Justice

Teresia Hinga, Santa Clara University
Esther Mombo, St. Paul's University, Limuru, Kenya
Telesia Musili, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Sara Swenson, Dartmouth College
Lived Karma: Situating Interbeing in Society

Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes, Skidmore College
Jessica Xiaomin Zu, University of Southern California Dornsife

2020–2021 Collaborative Research Grant Winners

R. Ward Holder, Saint Anselm College
Race and Theology: Perspectives from Tanzania and the United States

Cynthia Holder Rich, Tumaini University Makumira, Arusha, Tanzania

2019-2020 Winners

Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt University
What’s Going On?: Conversations on the Religious Dynamics of Black Popular Culture

Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt University

Sufia Uddin, Connecticut College
Dwelling in the Sundarbans: Identity through sense of place, religion, and work

Madeline Blount

2018-2019 Winners

Eric Hoenes del Pinal, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Mediating Catholicism: A Symposium on Global Catholic Media Practices

Marc R. Loustau, College of the Holy Cross
Kristin Norget, McGill University

2017-2018 Winners

Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds
Queering, Decolonizing, Religionizing: African, Queer and Religious Studies at the Crossroads

Kwame Edwin Otu, University of Virginia
Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, University of Ghana

2016–2017 Winners

Leslie Orr, Concordia University
Making Heaven on Earth: A Preliminary Study of the Nava Tirupati Temples in South India

Archana Venkatesan, University of California, Davis
Crispin Branfoot, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Anna Seastrand, University of Chicago

Vera Shevzov, Smith College
God and the Gulag: Religion and "Ultimate Questions" in Post-Soviet Russia

Katya Tolstaya, Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2015–2016 Winners

Edward Curtis IV, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Islamic Religious Practice in the United States

Danielle Widmann Abraham, James Madison University
Muna Ali, Arizona State University
Rose Aslan, California Lutheran University
Rosemary R. Corbett, Bard College
Maria F. Curtis, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Magfirah Dahlan-Taylor, Craven Community College
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Marcia K. Hermansen, Loyola University
Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
Michael Muhammad Knight, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hussein Rashid, Hofstra University
Jackleen M. Salem, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2014–2015 Winners

Whitney A. Bauman, Florida International University
Mapping the Field of Religious Studies

Robert N. Puckett, American Academy of Religion

2013–2014 Winners

John Corrigan, Florida State University
How Do We Study Religion and Emotion?

Diana Fritz Cates, University of Iowa
Anna Gade, University of Wisconsin at Madison
M. Gail Hamner, Syracuse University
June McDaniel, College of Charleston
Sarah Ross, Universität Bern
Donovan Schaefer, Haverford College
Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University
Mark Wynn, University of Leeds

2012–2013 Winners

Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology
Ahimsa, Jains, and the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan

Brianne Donaldson, Coordinator for the Dharma Traditions, Claremont Lincoln University
Dilip Shah, JAINA (The Federation of Jain Associations in North America)
Sulekh Jain, International School for Jain Studies (ISJS)

Tracey E. Hucks, Haverford College
Religious Vocabularies of Africa: Obeah, Orisa, and Identity in Trinidad

Dianne M. Stewart Diakité, Emory University

2011–2012 Winners

No collaborative grants awarded.

2010–2011 Winners

No collaborative grants awarded.

2009–2010 Winners

Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University
Contours of Sunni Traditionalism

Jonathan A.C. Brown, University of Washington

Todd Whitmore, University of Notre Dame
Faith Under Fire: The War Testimony of Lay Leaders in Northern Uganda

Rev. Dr. Joseph Okumu, Director of The Catechist Training Center Archdiocese of Gulu, Uganda

2008–2009 Winners

Whitney Bauman, Florida International University
Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology

Rick Bohannon, St. John’s University
Kevin O’Brien, Pacific Lutheran University

Gereon Kopf, Luther College
Ethics of Memory and Politics and Commemoration: The Case of the Nanijing Massacre

Yuki Miyamoto, DePaul University

Winnifred Sullivan
Re-Describing the Sacred/Secular Divide: The Legal Story II

Robert A. Yelle, University of Memphis

2007–2008 Winners

Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa
Heart (Transplant) and Soul: How Movies Mediate Meaning

Sam Shemie, University of Ottawa

2006–2007 Winners

Edward E. Curtis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Revisiting Black Gods of the Metropolis: African American Religions in the Twentieth Century

Stephen W. Angell, Earlham School of Religion
Marla Frederick-McGlathery, Harvard University
Clarence E. Hardy III, Dartmouth College
Kelly Eileen Hayes, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Sylvester A. Johnson, Florida A&M University
Kathryn Lofton, Reed College
Omar M. McRoberts, University of Chicago
Leonard Norman Primiano, Cabrini College
Carolyn Moxley Rouse, Princeton University
Nora Lynne Rubel, Connecticut College
Danielle Brune Sigler, Austin College

Rebecca Sachs Norris, Merrimack College
Religious Games and Toys: Exploring the Serious Side of Play

Nikki Bado-Fralick, Iowa State University

Joerg Rieger, Southern Methodist University
The Spirit of Empire

Néstor Míguez, Instituto Superior Evangélico de Estudios Teológicos
Jung Mo Sung, Methodist University of Sao Paulo

2005–2006 Winners

Georges Dreyfus, Williams College
A Web-Based Study of Drepung Monastery

David Germano, University of Virginia

Tomoko Masuzawa, University of Michigan
Modernity, University, the Science of Religion: History of the Study of Religion in Japan, 18772000

Jun’ichi Isomae, Japan Women’s University

Colleen McDannell, University of Utah
Catholics in the Movies

Robert Sklar, New York University
Lary May, University of Minnesota
Judith Weisenfeld, Vassar College
Thomas Ferraro, Duke University
Paula Kane, University of Pittsburgh
Anthony Smith, University of Dayton
Theresa Sanders, Georgetown University
Jeffrey Marlett, College of St. Rose
Carlo Rotella, Boston College
Peter Gardella, Manhattanville College
James Fisher, Fordham University and Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University
Amy Frykholm, Colorado Mountain College
Timothy Meagher, Catholic University of America
Darryl V. Caterine, LeMoyne College

2004–2005 Winners

No collaborative grants awarded.

2003–2004 Winners

Jonathan R. Herman, Georgia State University
From Tao to Dialogue: Martin Buber's Encounter with Laozi

Maurice Friedman, San Diego State University

David G. Hunter, Iowa State University
Ambrosiaster, Commentary on the Pauline Epistles

Stephen A. Cooper, Franklin and Marshall College
Theodore de Bryun, Ottawa, Ontario