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Society for the Study of Religion

Jonathan Brockopp, Daniel Falk

Jonathan Brockopp, Department of History
Daniel Falk, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

The Society for the Study of Religion (SSR) consists of faculty members from across the University who are interested in promoting the academic study of religion and infusing the study of religion into our teaching and research. The Society was formed in 2012, upon the dissolution of the Religious Studies program at Penn State, and aims to create a vibrant space in the university community for discussing the role of religious ideals, practices, institutions, and rituals from various world religions or spiritual traditions in human life, culture, and society. In 2019-20, the Society plans to focus on interactions with the Muslim world. We will be collaborating with several academic units and with the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development. For further information, please see our website ( or contact Jonathan Brockopp or Daniel Falk.