College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Religion


Dr. Ann Burlein, Chair
Dept of Religion
112 Heger Hall

In Fall 2014 I will be on sabbatical.
In Spring 2015, I will teach:

RELI 150 Approaches to the Study of Religion

RELI 30 Paganism and Magic

RELI 86 -- Religion and Medicine (old syllabus)


Other Courses:
RELI 26 Buddhism in the U.S.

RELI 72N Living w/ Great Thinkers: Nietzsche

RELI 75 -- Mysticism & Spiritual Quest

RELI 109 Sex & the Body

RELI 125 Buddhism & Psychology

RELI 10 What is Religion?


  Dr. Burlein is new to Hofstra. She comes to us with ten years of experience teaching full-time, first at Meredith College in Raleigh North Carolina and then at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Burlein earned her Ph.D. from Duke University; she also holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis Maryland (which is a tiny innovative college which gave no grades -- ask her about it!).
  Dr. Burlein's work focuses on contemporary religion and the body, particularly sexuality.

Her first book (pictured left) was a comparative study of the largest white supremacist minister in the contemporary U.S. and one of the largest Religious Right media ministries in the contemporary U.S.

Her current work follows two paths. She is working on religion and medicine, particularly molecular medicine. She is also working on a book about theorist Michel Foucault, focusing on how his innovative practice of history viewed religion and the body, primarily in terms of his analysis of shame. 

  For more on Dr. Burlein's work, see her vita.
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Page written August 28 2008