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Inquiry Group

A research group comprised of faculty from UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union is charged with overseeing the Berkeley Public Theology Program. The inquiry group develops robust research initiatives, including ongoing faculty projects, postdoctoral mentorship, and conferences and workshops that invite national and global scholars to Berkeley. Together, these efforts change how we think about theology in the modern world.

Inquiry Group Members:

  • Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair in Religious Diversity, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
  • Mark Csikszentmihalyi, Co-Director of Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; Professor and Eliaser Chair of International Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
  • Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, Department of History, UC Berkeley
  • Ronald Hendel, Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
  • Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies; Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
  • Steven Justice, Chancellor’s Professor, Department of English, UC Berkeley
  • Niklaus Largier, Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
  • David Marno, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley
  • Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History, Graduate Theological Union
  • Ethan Shagan, Professor of History, UC Berkeley
  • Jonathan Sheehan, Co-Director of Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; Professor of History, UC Berkeley
  • Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology, UC Berkeley
  • Annette Weissenrieder, Associate Professor of New Testament, Graduate Theological Union
  • Devin Zuber, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Religion, and Literature, Graduate Theological Union

 

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