Past Affiliates S-Z

Name Year Project Title or Area of Study
Abdul Saadi 1998-99 "The Commentary of Moshe bar Kepha on Luke: A Christian Apology Responding to Muslims"
Fatima Sadiqi 2006-07 Women, Islam, and language
Nezhat Safa-Isfehani 1979-80  
Doris Salcedo 2002-03 Through the medium of art, focusing on different forms of confinement within the context of war
Steven Saltzmann 2005-06 Leader of the Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto
James Sanford 1969-71  
Lamin Sanneh 1981-82  
Marcell Sass 2012  
Makoto Sawai 2016 Comparative study of the Divine Names in Islam and Tenrikyo
Yoshitsugu Sawai 1988-89 History of religions
William Sax 1988-89  
Jacob Schacter 1994-95  
Ellen Schattschneider 2002-03 "Facing the Dead: Paradoxes of Resemblance in Japanese Spirit Marriage"
Kevin Schilbrack 2002-03 A critical survey of the resources in philosophy of religion for thinking about religions across cultures
Sol Schimmel 1985-86  
Susan Schomburg 1992-94 Comparative study of Islam and Hinduism, with a focus on the adaptation and interaction of these traditions in India
Nancy Lusignan Schultz 2002-03 "Mrs. Mattingly's Cure and Other Wonders: Roman Catholic Miracles in the Early American Republic"
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza 2006-07 "Race and Ethnicity and Early Christian Studies: A Symposium"
Graham Schweig 1984-8? Music and religion
Don Seeman 1996-97 "One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Context of Social Experience"
Kazushige Sekioka 1993-94 Protestant Christianity in Japan and its relationship to Japanese religions and culture, especially during the Meiji era
Thomas Selover 1983-84 "Religious Dimensions of Sung Confucian Experience: Hsieh Shang-ts'ai (1050-1103) and the Ch'eng school"
  2007-08 Research on the Analects of Confucius and how the text is used today
Susan Sered 2000-01 "Religious Healing in Boston: Jews, Ritual, and Healing Services"
Bartolome Servera 1981-82 Ancient history and archaeology
Meir Shahar 1991-92 "Jigong: An Interdisciplinary Study in Chinese Religion, Fiction, and Popular Culture"
Arvind Sharma 1995-96 "A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion"
Laxmi Sharma 1977-78  
Miranda Shaw 1985-86  
Rosalind Shaw 1994-95 "Ritual and Social Memory," among the Temne of Sierra Leone
Elora Shehabuddin 2004-05 "Reshaping the Holy: Muslim Women's Activism in Bangladesh"
Fumiko Shibata 1998-99  
Alwi Shihab 1995-96 Muslim-Christian encounters in Indonesia
Jiweon Shin 1995-96 "States, Nationalism, and Institutionalization of Christianity in Asian Nations: A Historical Comparative Analysis of Korea, Japan, and Taiwan"
Jo Shinsho 1981-83  
Neelima Shukla-Bhatt 1996-2000 Devotional poetry of Gujarati poet Narasinha Mehta (d. 1486)
Mohammad Siddiq 1996-97 Diffusion of Islam in Bengal during the period 1205-1717
Muzammil Siddiqi 1973-74 "Muslim Views of Christianity in the Middle Ages: An Analytical Study of Ibn Taymiyah's Work on Christianity" 
Ian Siggins 1983-84  
Geoffrey Simmins 1998-99 "Sacred Spaces in Evolution: Religious Architecture in North America Since 1960"
Uriel Simon 1994-95 The twelfth-century Hebrew scholar, poet, astronomer, grammarian Rabbi Abrahim ibn Ezra
Amritjit Singh 1991-92  
Harbans Singh 1968-69  
Nripinder Singh 1983-84 "Ethical Perceptions of the Sikh Community of the Late Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Century: An Essay in Sikh Moral Tradition"
Krishna Sivaraman 1963-64  
Russell Sizemore 1984-85  
Timothy (T. J.) Skulstad-Brown 2004-06 Divinity studies
C. Peter Slater 1999-2000 "Wilfred Cantwell Smith, Robert Lawson Slater, and the Role of Dialogue in the Study of Religion"
Hendrik Jan Slettenhaar 2003-04 The reconciling effects of European Union candidature on Serbia and Croatia
Ninian Smart 1983-84 Philosophy
Jennifer Smit 1996-97 The cosmological principles that governed the Late Classic Maya city planning and urban settlement patterns of the Copán Valley in Honduras
Henry Smith 1993-94 Buddhist-Christian dialogue in an age of pluralism 
Jane I. Smith 1969-70  
Mary Carroll Smith 1988-89 "Enjoying the Fruit in Paradise: An Interface Between Theology and the History of Religions"
Theophus Smith 1993-94 "Nonviolence 'Modeling' in Diverse Religions"
Harold Snow 1979-80  
Terry Snowball 2002-03 Redefine and expand repatriation consultation practices to allow broader, long-term tribal advisement on museum collection management and policies
Karen Sonik 2016 The corruptibility and decomposition of divine matter in Mesopotamia
Jan Sokol 2008-09 "Religion, Ethics, and Human Rights"
C. John Sommerville 1996-97 "A General Definition of Religion or the Religious"
Denise Spellberg 1989-90 "Sanctity and Sexuality: The Dispute Over the Most Exalted Female Personage in Medieval Islam"
Rabindrabijay Sraman 1959-60  
Tulasi Srinivas 2002-03 "In(Dia)logue: Hinduism, Hierarchy, Memory, and Social Change in a High Tech Indian City"
Sonja Stark-Wild 1998-99 "The Goddess Renuka: Her Mythology and Cult"
Stacey Steers 2001-02 Research for a new film based on werewolf myth and folklore in the history of the West
Robert Stevenson 1974-75 Historical change in scriptural interpretation; a comparative study of classical and contemporary commentaries on the Bhagavadgita
Michael Stone 1988-89 Semitics, Greek
Frederick Streng 1973-74  
John Strong 1993-94 An interpretative study of relics in religious traditions, specifically Christian and Buddhist
  2001-02 "Buddha: Relics and Relics in Buddhism"
  2008-09 The Wonder Working Buddha
Guy Stroumsa 1972-78  
Sarah Stroumsa 1999-2000 Philosophical schools in Medieval Judeo-Arabi
Koji Suga 2007-08 The relationship between religious symbolism and nationalism in modern society; also study of Shinto shrines
Sharon Suh 1994-96 Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Lawrence E. Sullivan 1986-87  
Martin Sullivan 2003-04 Evolution of the dialogue shaping the custodial role of museums in caring for objects and information considered sacred by Native American traditional religious leaders
Anna Sun 2019-20 Friends from Afar: The Development of Global Confucianism in the 21st Century
K. Sundaram 1998-99 Vedanta and pluralism in twentieth-century America
K. R. Sundararajan 1975-76  
Louise Sundararajan 1975-76 A study of the Chinese stories of karmic retribution in the Fa Yuan Chu Lin
Donald K. Swearer 1980-81  
  2000-01 "Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asia" and "Buddhist Social Ethics"
Aslam Syed 1987-88 "American Perceptions of Islam"
M. Aslam Syed 2013-14 Comparative project on how notions of history in Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam shape followers’ attitudes and reactions
Jesse Szeto 1993-94 Effects of China's economic and political reforms (1978-93) on the Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang 
Jikido Takasaki 1989-90 Sanskrit
Ines Maria Talamantez 1992-93 "Religious Traditions of the Southwest" and "Introduction to Native American Religious Traditions"
Paola Tartakoff 2000-01 The changing role of the concept of vicarious redemption in medieval Judaism and Christianity
Carolyn E. Tate 2001-02 Expressions of worldview and religious practices among the preliterate Olmec (1200-400 bc, or Middle Formative)
John Taylor 1971-72  
Patricia Taylor 1992-93 Developing a curriculum for teaching religion in public schools
Richard W. Taylor 1960-61  
Barbara Tedlock 1998-99 "The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine"
Katherine Tehranian 1994-95 "Dialogue of Civilizations: Problems and Prospects for Peace Among World Religions"
Majid Tehranian 1994-95 "Dialogue of Civilizations: Problems and Prospects for Peace Among World Religions"
Derin Terzioglu 1995-96 "Controversial Mystic and Political Dissident: Niyazi-I Misri (1618-1694): Religious and Political Expression in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Empire"
Thandeka 2005-06 Schleiermacher and Kant; Unitarian Universalist Theology and culture; affective neuroscience and neurotheology; and race, gender, and class genealogies of the self
M. Thomas Thangaraj 1982-83 Toward a Tamil Christology: The Concept of Saiva Siddhanta as a Christological Model
Michael Thate 2018-19 Time, Technology, and Messianism in Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Thich Giac Duc 1982-83  
Ronald F. Thiemann 2007-08 Religious Leadership in Central European Democracies: Rethinking Collaboration and Resistance
Tulku Thondup 1980-81 History and religion of Tibetan Buddhism, in particular the Nying-mapa tradition
Robert Thurman 1978-79 Tibetan Buddhism
Bonnie Thurston 1982-83  
Burton Thurston 1982-83  
Michio Tokunaga 1988-89 Religion
Kevin Trainor 1997-98 Uses of the "Dhammapada"
Jeffrey Trumbower 1997-98 "Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity"
Tsai Yen-Zen 1991-92 "Ching and Chuan: Towards Defining the Confucian Scriptures in Han China (206 bce-220 ce"
Tsou Mingteh 1989-90 History
Tomoaki Tsuchida 1981-82 "The Concept of 'Mind,' Buddhist and Confucian, in the Development of the Song School, with a Special Focus on Two Chinese Buddhist Sutras, 'Shoulengyanjing' and 'Yuanjuejing'"
Gary Tubb 1990-91 Sanskrit and Indian studies
Mary Evelyn Tucker 1995-96 Annotated translation of Kaibara Ekken's Record of Great Doubts
Edith Turner 2001-02  Possible universals of religious healing
Raquel Ukeles 2002-03 "Ritual Law in Islam and Judaism"
Jan Van Bragt 1994-95 "Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue"
Ivan Varga 1997-98 "Churches, Politics, and Culture in Post-Communist East-Central Europe"
Charlotte Vaudeville 1979-80 Indian studies
T. K. Venkateswaran 1959-60  
Bernardino Verastique 1987-88 "An Old World Utopia in the New World: Vasco de Quiroga's Missionary Project Among the Tarascan Peoples of Michoacan Mexico, 1537-1565"
Velga Vevere 1994-95 "Comparative Method in the Phenomenology of Religions"
Nargis Virani 1997-98 "The Arabic and Macaronic Poetry of Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi: A Literary Analysis"
Sunthar Visuvalingam 1991-92 The eleventh-century Saiva theologian and aesthetician Abhinavagupta; and transgressive sacrality in Sanskrit drama
Klaus von Stosch 2009 Methods and philosophical frameworks for comparative theology
H. M. Vroom 1982-83  
Alan Wagner 2000-03 Doctrinal development of early Chinese Buddhism, especially the Chan tradition
Sabine Wagner 2007-08 Ratzinger's Mariology from an ecumenical and intercultural perspective
Jeanette Wakin 1985-86  
Paul Waldau 1996-97 Comparative study of concerns for the environment and animals in five religious traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
Mariko Walter 1997-98 Buddhism in tenth-century ce Western Turkestan
Wan Sze-Kar 1986-87  
Kuan-Hsi Wang 2007-08 "Research on the Unique 'Cross Phenomenon' in China's Legal Evolution: From the Perspective of Controversies in the Course of Enactment of China's Civil Code"
Wang Ming-ling 1993-95 The coronation ritual of Hindu kings in India and Nepal
Wang Zong-Yu 2001-02 History of early Daoism of the late Han dynasty
Manabu Watanabe 1995-96 The medieval hermit monk Saigyo (1118-1205 ce) of the late Heian period
Nili Wazana 1999-2000 Study of borders and territories and their religious significance in biblical and Ancient Near Eastern societies
Anna Wexler 1993-94 "The Ritual Artistry of a Vodun Flagmaker"
Frank Whaling 1981-82 History
Werner Wilbert 1997-98 The telluric, cultural, and value systems of the Warao
Duncan Williams 1993-98 "Re-presentations of Zen: Institutional and Ritual Dimensions of Soto Zen Buddhism in Edo Japan"
Gerald Williams 2002-03 "Religious Rights and Rhetoric: Foundations of and Implications for War and Chattel Slavery in Sudan"
Wylin D. Wilson, Senior Fellow 2019-2020 Bioethics, Gender, and Theology
Sao Htun Hmat Win 1959-60  
Dietmar W. Winkler 2012  
Ulrich Winkler 2012  
Katherine Wood 1993-94 Ethnic and political identity of the Christian community of Old Delhi, in light of the ascending Hindu nationalist movement
James Woodruff 1979-81  
Pablo Wright 2000-01 "Narratives of Time and Being: Postcolonial Views of Toba Cosmology, Religion, and History"
Wu Jiang 2001-02 "The Formation of a Chan Buddhist Denomination: The Early Huangbo (Obaku) School in Seventeenth-Century China"
Wu Yungui 1988-89  
Donna Wulff 1975-77 "Drama as a Mode of Religious Realization: The Vidaghdamadhava of Rupa Gosvamin"
Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu 1989-90 Islamic law
Kumiko Yagi 1991-93 Modern Islamic thought in Egypt
Mehmet Yalcin 1991-93 The Divan of Kansu al-Gavri, Mamluk Sultan, 1501-1516
Mayfair Yang 2003-04 The social process of the modern state suppression of popular religion and ritual in rural southeast China
Yu Chun-Fang 1980 The Renewal of Buddhism in China: Chu-hung and the Late Ming Synthesis
Susan Zaeske 2004-05 "Appropriating Esther: Biblical Narrative as Rhetorical Invention"
Zhang Qiong 1996-97 "Gentle Battles Over the Soul: The Jesuit Approach to Confucianism in Early Modern China"
Dong Zhao 2015-16 The Reading of Christian Gospels through Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Sutras, which is also his research focus in the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School as a Visiting Scholar. 
Zhang Zhigang 1998-99 Philosophy
Zheng Yan 1999-2000 Philosophy
 Zhou Qin 1998-99 "Cosmic Order and Moral Autonomy: The Rise of Confucian Ethics in Axial Age China"
R. Tom Zuidema 1992-93 "The Religious Life of the Incas"