Christopher R. Lee, PhD Professor of Religious Studies and Theology

Christopher R. Lee, PhD

Office: CT-1009
Phone: 888-2874

PhD, MA, Anthropology, Syracuse University
BA, Humanities, State University of New York College at Oneonta

  • Specializes in the anthropology of religion, religion in South Asia, Islam, Hinduism
  • Recipient of a Fulbright-Hays fellowship to study how the globalization and transnational processes impact the Urdu language mushaira (poetry recital) in two South Asian Muslim communities. 
  • In final stages of book Banaras, Urdu, Poetry, Poets; on Muslim weaver poets in the Hindu pilgrimage city of Banaras, India
  • Is the recipient of a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies/National Endowment for the Humanities for the 2009-2010 academic year. His project is an ethnographic study of the effect of globalization on the lives of Muslim traditional artisans in Varanasi, India.