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David DamrelDavid Damrel, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Religion

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(864) 503-5798 

David Damrel (Ph.D. Duke University) teaches Comparative Religion at USC Upstate. At Upstate he teaches courses on World Religions, Religion and Gender, Religion in Asia, Modern Islam, The End of the World, New Religious Movements, and Western Religions.  A specialist in Islam, he studied for a year in Iran, did fieldwork in India and Pakistan, spent two years as a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in Great Britain and recently returned to Upstate after a seven-month Fulbright assignment teaching at the Muhammadiyah University in Indonesia.  His specialty is popular Islam in Iran and South Asia, with a focus on "saints" and shrines in Muslim societies. 


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Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
Office: CASB 124
Phone: 864-503-5724

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