Research Site Coordinators

As part of our effort to examine the intersections of religion and sound in North America, we have partnered with scholars from many different institutions and fields of study. These research site coordinators incorporate the documentation of religious sound into their courses, giving their students hands-on field research experience and contributing to our broader understanding of what religion sounds like. 

Our current and past research site coordinators are:

James S. Bielo
Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology
Miami University

Christopher D. Cantwell
Assistant Professor of History
Affiliate Faculty, Religious Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jake Johnson
Associate Professor of Music
Oklahoma City University

Rachel Lindsey
Assistant Professor
Theological Studies
St. Louis University

Kathryn McClymond
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Religious Studies
Georgia State University

Harold Morales
Associate Professor Philosophy & Religious Studies
Morgan State University

C. Pierce Salguero
Associate Professor of Asian History & Religious Studies
The Abington College of Penn State University

Homayra Ziad
Director, Program in Islamic Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Become a Research Site Coordinator!

The American Religious Sounds Project is always seeking academic partners to expand its geographic representation. We invite inquiries from scholars working on religious pluralism in North America who would like to incorporate sound and community engaged learning in their courses. For a select number of partners, the ARSP staff will provide audio recording equipment, train faculty-led research teams to record religious sounds in local communities, and offer guidelines for following our protocols and using our metadata system. Each research team will be expected to contribute to the ARSP sonic archive and will have the opportunity to create an exhibit for the ARSP Gallery and to publish on the ARSP blog.

The ARSP is especially interested in supporting scholars and religious communities that are under-represented in North American religious studies scholarship.

Please contact us for more information about partnering with the American Religious Sounds Project.