Faculty Research

The Kripke Center funds new research in selected areas of religion and society through research grants and Kripke seminars. The mission of the Center and the interests of its faculty determine its funding priorities.

For more information, see Research Grants and Kripke Seminars

Funded Research

2016

  • The Pan-Islamic Imaginary: Britain, Egypt, and the Dinshway Incident (John Calvert)
  • A Missionary Nation: Race, Religion, and Spain's Age of Liberal Imperialism, 1841–1881 (Scott Eastman)
  • Faith Development Stage Scale with Heterogeneous Populations (Gary Leak)
  • Spirituality and the Good Life: The Production of an Edited Book (David McPherson)
  • Votive Figurines from the Sanctuary of Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus (Erin Averett)
  • Bethsaida Excavations Project and Short Term Study Abroad (Sherri Brown)
  • Interpreting Archaeological Sites for the Virtual World Project (Ronald Simkins)

2015

  • The Catholic Church and Postcolonial Ugandan Politics, 1962–1986 (Jay Carney)
  • Epictetus on Tragedy, Homeric Unheroes, and Stoic Heroism (William Stephens)
  • Religion and U.S. Empire (Tracy N. Leavelle)
  • A Foundation for a Humboldt/Fulbright Application (Ashley Hall)
  • The Votive Figurines from the Sanctuary of Athienou–Malloura, Cyprus (Erin Walcek Averett)

2014

  • A Generation after Genocide: Catholic Reconciliation in Rwanda (Jay Carney)
  • Religion and U.S. Empire (Tracy N. Leavelle)
  • Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II: Catholic Advocacy for Social Justice in Ghana, 1972 - 1979 (Baba G. Jallow)
  • Religious Congregations and Community Health: Faith Community Nursing's Clients' Perceptions of Its Impact on Their Health (Alexander Roedlach)

2013

  • Seminar on Religion and U.S. Empire (Tracy N. Leavelle)
  • Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II: Catholic Advocacy for Social Justice in Ghana, 1957-1972 (Baba G. Jallow)
  • Poverty and Charity in the Rome of Pope Urban VIII (Matthew Knox Averett)

2012

  • Masks and the Performance of Identity on the Island of Cyprus (Erin Walcek Averett)
  • Newly Excavated Sites in the Galilee: Buiding the Virtual World Project (Nicolae Roddy)
  • The Klaiber Thesis (Thomas M. Kelly, with Kyle Woolley)

2011

  • Negotiating the Role of Multicultural Community Identities Through On-going Relationships with Spanish Missions in Southern California (Barbara Dilly)
  • The Agency Question in Thomas Aquinas (Jeffrey Hause)
  • The Hawaiian Great Awakening: Transnational Christianity in the Pacific (Tracy Neal Leavelle)

2010

  • Gospel of Mark: A Wisdom Commentary (Susan Calef)
  • Religious Revivals and Island Identities in Pacific Protestant Missions, 1820-1900 (Tracy Neal Leavelle)
  • Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (William Stephens)
  • Factors Influencing Health and Healing Practices for Members of the Muslim Community in Nebraska (Naser Alsharif)
  • The Joslyn Art Museum’s Roman Funerary Relief (Inv. 1956.126): Interpretation, Conservation, Exhibition, and Publication (Gregory S. Bucher)
  • Ecclesiology in Global Context: The Catholic Church in Peru (Thomas M. Kelly)

2009

  • Gendered Nonverbal Behavior in Roman Ritual (Christina Clark)
  • Archaeology of Roman-Islamic Palestine (Nicolae Roddy and Ronald A. Simkins)
  • Religious Themes in Nineteenth Century British Literature (Bridget Keegan)

2008

  • Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Pharmacist Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations (Naser Alsharif et al.)
  • On the Religious and Cultural Valences of Modern Biblical Criticism: A Study of Bibelwissenschaft and Wissenschaftsideologie at Nineteenth-Century Göttingen (Michael Legaspi)
  • The Providential Tourist: Epictetus on Journeys (William Stephens)
  • Reconciling Science and the Sacred at Mauna Kea (Tracy Neal Leavelle)

2007

  • Ancient Text, Modern Contexts: An Investigation of Contemporary Attitudes and Reactions to Bible Translations and “Biblical” Cartoons (Leonard J. Greenspoon)
  • Reconciling Science and the Sacred at Mauna Kea (Tracy Neal Leavelle)
  • Exploring the Link between Religiosity and Prejudice (Gary K. Leak)
  • Eighteenth Century Biblical Criticism (Michael Legaspi)

2006

  • Measuring Liberal Religious Commitment (Sue E. S. Crawford et al.)
  • Archaeology of Roman-Islamic Palestine, with a Focus on the Material Context of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations (Nicolae Roddy and Ronald A. Simkins)
  • Marian Devotion as a Microcosm of the Multicultural Church (Wendy M. Wright)
  • The Link between Religiosity and Prejudice (Gary K. Leak)
  • Peter the Aleut: Historical and Contemporary Images (Raymond Bucko, S.J.)
  • Dialogue in the Church: Why and How? (Susan Calef)
  • Publishing a Sourcebook and Reference Guide for Isalmism (John Calvert)

2005

  • Interpreting the Bible, Bridging the Gap: A Proposal to Bring Together Liberal, Centrist, and Conservative Scholars (Leonard J. Greenspoon)
  • Amish Household Means of Production (Barbara J. Dilly)
  • Marian Devotion as a Microcosm of the Multicultural Church (Wendy M. Wright)
  • Archaeology of Roman Palestine, with a Focus on the Material Context of Jewish-Christian Relations (Ronald A. Simkins)
  • Religious Preferences and the Presence of Animal Products in Medications/Treatments (Judith L. Kissell)
  • High Demand Liberal Religious Faith in Practice (Bette Novit Evans)
  • Irenaeus, Ancient Cosmology, and the Environment (John J. O’Keefe)