Visiting Scholar Sarah Pike
Professor Sarah Pike will stay at The Faculty of Theology spring 2015 as a guest researcher.
Sarah Pike. Photo: © California State University, Chico.
Sarah Pike is professor of Comparative Religion at California State University, Chico, in USA, where she is also director of the Humanities Center.
She received her Phd. in religious studies from Indiana University in 1998, and has since been doing extensive research within religion, women studies and ritual studies.
She combines ethnographic and historical methods in her research, and her interests include environmentalism, youth and religion, and paganism, among other topics.
Her most well known publication is her ethnography of contemporary Pagan festivals, Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community, which was published by University of California Press in 2001.
Her current research, which is also her contribution to REDO, concerns radical enviromentalism in America.
Her project is titled An Internal Revolution: Collective Ritualizing and Youth Conversion to Radical Environmentalism. Read more about Pikes project.
REDO is very pleased to invite Pike as a guest researcher to the Faculty of Theology at The University of Oslo this spring. She will spend four months in Oslo, arriving in March.
While here, she will work on her individual reseach project, participate in REDO-seminars, and teach. Students at The Faculty of Theology can look forward to her teaching in the course Ritual, Pilgrimage and Environmentalism, where she, together with REDO researcher Marion Grau, will relate REDO research to ritual and environmental theory, as well as pilgrimage studies.