Ohio University

Classics & Religious Studies Faculty Research Areas

Neil Bernstein

  • Roman Epic, Drama, and Rhetoric
  • Kinship in Roman Literature
  • Digital Analysis of Classical Literature
  • Reception of Classical Literature

Brian Collins

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Comparative Mythology
  • Intellectual History of Religious Studies
  • Religion, the Paranormal, and the Occult

Cory Crawford

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Ancient Near Eastern Iconography
  • Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Religion and Material Culture
  • Ritual

Fred Drogula

  • Ancient History (Greece and Rome)
  • Roman Republic and Empire
  • Power, Authority, and the State
  • Ancient Religion
  • Ethnicity and Gender in the Ancient World
  • Military History

Loren Lybarger

  • Religion, State Violence, and Political Identity
  • Secularism and Religious Resurgence
  • Diaspora, Nationalism, and Religion
  • Memory, Trauma, and Labors of Justice
  • Utopia and Dystopia in Climate Disaster Spiritualities
  • Middle Eastern Religions (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism)
  • Ecstasy and Renunciation in Islam (Sufism)
  • Islamist Political Movements
  • What Is Religion Anyway and Why Does It Matter?

Jaclyn Maxwell

  • Mediterranean; Ancient Period
  • Roman Empire
  • Religion; Social History

William Owens

  • Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Ancient Justifications for Slavery
  • The Material and Psychic Conditions Under Which Enslaved Persons Live
  • The Contribution of Enslaved Persons to the Culture and Civilization of Ancient Greece And Rome
  • Comparative Analysis with Other Slave Systems, Including the New World
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Comedy, Especially Plautus and Menander
  • The Ancient Greek and Roman Novel: Petronius’ Satyricon and Others

Ruth Palmer

  • Greek, Roman and Egyptian Archaeology
  • Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age Economy
  • Linear B and other Aegean Scripts
  • Food Studies for the Ancient Mediterranean

Myrna Perez Sheldon

  • History of U.S. Christianity
  • Feminist Science Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Critical Race Studies
  • History of Science
  • 19th and 20th Century U.S. History
  • Science and Religion