Kyle Wagner

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Assistant Editor

Subjects: Religious studies
Series: Buddhism and Modernity, Religion and Postmodernism, Class 200: New Studies in Religion


The University of Chicago has a distinguished history in the academic study of religion, and the Press’s list in religious studies reflects this tradition. I seek books that will shape the future of this field, with a focus on theory and method, history of religions, and the philosophy of religion. I also acquire books for our series Buddhism and Modernity, edited by Donald S. Lopez, and Class 200: New Studies in Religion, edited by Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern. The innovative and critical spirit of the list is clear in several recent and forthcoming titles: Consuming Religion by Kathryn Lofton, Empire of Religion by David Chidester, The Religion of Existence by Noreen Khawaja, Hyecho’s Journey by Donald S. Lopez Jr., Secret Body by Jeffrey Kripal, and The Myth of Disenchantment by Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm.


I began working in the acquisitions department of the Press in 2013. I hold a B.A. in archaeology/anthropology from Boston University and an M.A. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where I also completed course work toward a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity.


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