Department Directory


Alfatli, Afrah

  • Senior Lecturer in Arabic

Interests: Arabic language and literature

Michela Andreatta

Andreatta, Michela

  • Wilmot Assistant Professor in Hebrew Language and Literature

Interests: Literary and intellectual history of Italian Jews from the medieval to the early modern period; Italian Hebrew poetry, particularly devotional and elegiac; Christian Hebraists of Renaissance Italy; Venetian Jewry


Bautista, Stefanie

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
Dan Beaumont

Beaumont, Daniel E.

  • Professor Emeritus of Religion and Classics


Interests: Arabic Languages and Literature

Brodeur, Emma

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Douglas Brooks

Brooks, Douglas R.

  • Professor of Religion


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Chao, Shin-yi

  • Associate Professor of Religion


Interests: Chinese Religions

Elizabeth Colantoni

Colantoni, Elizabeth

  • Associate Professor of Classics


Interests: Roman, Italic, and Etruscan Art and Archaeology; Roman religion; early Rome


Jack Downey

Downey, Jack

  • John Henry Newman Professor of Roman Catholic Studies
    Professor of Religion and Classics

Interests: Contemporary Justice Movements; Liberation Theologies; North American religious history; Christianity; Buddhism: and Contemplative Traditions

Joshua Dubler

Dubler, Joshua

  • Associate Professor of Religion
  • Director, Rochester Education Justice Initiative

Interests: Religion in America


William Green

Green, William Scott

  • Philip S. Bernstein Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies
  • Dean Emeritus of the College
    Nicholas Gresens

    Gresens, Nicholas

    • Associate Professor of Instruction, Classics

    Interests: Latin and Greek Language; Imperial Greek Prose; Ancient Geography, Topography, and Historiograpy


    Hawkins, Cameron

    • Assistant Professor of Classics


    Th. Emil Homerin

    Homerin, Th. Emil

    • Professor Emeritus of Religion
      Aaron Hughes

      Hughes, Aaron W.

      • Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies
        Dean's Professor of the Humanities
        Professor of Religion and Classics

      Interests: Jewish Studies; Islam; Method and Theory of Religion


      Marshall, Cona

      • Assistant Professor of American Religions

      Interests: Womanism, Black feminism, the Black church (as an institution), and African American public religious rhetoric

      Anne Merideth

      Merideth, Anne

      • Professor of Instruction, Religion
      • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religion and Classics

      Interests: New Testament; History and Literature of Early Christianity


      Rood, Caleb

      • Department Administrator, Religion and Classics
        Program Coordinator, Center for Jewish Studies


      Nora Rubel

      Rubel, Nora

      • Jane and Alan Batkin Professor in Jewish Studies
        Associate Professor of Religion and Classics
      • Chair, Department of Religion and Classics

      Interests: American Religion; Race and Ethnicity; Religion and Foodways


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      Thibdeau, John

      • Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies


      Edward Wierenga

      Wierenga, Edward

      • Professor Emeritus of Religion and of Philosophy

      Interests: Philosophy of Religion; Philosophical Theology