Religious Studies

tim_dobe
Associate Professor

Professor Dobe teaches courses on Hinduism, Bollywood and religion, Gandhi, Global Christianity and Sufism. His research focuses on comparing religions, traditions of sainthood and asceticism, and... read more

Elfenbein Caleb
Assistant Professor

Caleb Elfenbein graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in political science, making his way to Harvard Divinity School for a Masters in Theological Studies, then to the University of California... read more

Ed Gilday
Associate Professor, Senior Faculty

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Prof.... read more

haas
Professor, Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and former Chaplain of the College, 1966-

Assistant Professor

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa teaches courses on transnational Asian religions, with a focus on Buddhism. Her research and teaching explores the construction of Buddhist community, networks of cultural... read more

Kasimow
George A. Drake Professor of Religious Studies
Emeritus/Emerita
Rietz
Professor

Henry Rietz is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College and an alumnus of the College. He received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and is... read more

Michelle J. Sorensen
Instructor

Michelle J. Sorensen graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada with an undergraduate double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.  A nearly two-year backpacking trip through Asia (with... read more