Department chair: Chris Hoklotubbe | Contact info
Assistant Professor of ReligionPrall 101
Dr. T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Choctaw) teaches courses on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in the Christian Tradition, the New Testament, Roman Religion, Native American Spiritualities, World Religions, and Religion and American Politics. He also co-leads interdisciplinary off-campus courses that explore the theme of pilgrimage along "El Camino de Santiago" in Northern Spain (Summer 2021, with Spanish), the topics of ancient philosophy, religion, politics, and archaeology in Greece and Turkey (Spring 2021, with Classics), and the history, art, and culture of North American Indigenous tribes (coming 2022-23, with Art History).
Associate Professor of Religion
Teaches courses in Judaic Studies and Comparative Religion, including Hebrew Bible, Issues in Contemporary Judaism, The Islamic Path, and Religions of China and Japan. He has also developed study abroad courses in Laos, Mongolia, and Morocco. Professor Sacks is the author of “Midrash and Multiplicity: Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Reinvention of Rabbinic Interpretive Cultures” (Walter De Gruyter, 2009), as well as articles in Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism and Interpretation, Religion, and Culture in Midrash and Beyond. As an undergraduate, Sacks took advantage of a study program in India and has since returned to India several times and has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.
Professor of Religion Emeritus
Professor of Religion. A.B., Grinnell College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; Ph.D., Boston College-Andover Newton Theological School.