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About Rosalind I. J. Hackett

Rosalind I. J. Hackett is Professor and Head, Department of Religious
Studies. She is adjunct in the Department of Anthropology and Faculty Associate at the Howard H. Baker Jr, Center for Public Policy. She was educated in Britain, and taught and conducted research in Nigeria for eight years. She has published widely on religion in Africa; her latest book is Proselytization Revisited: Right Talk, Free Markets, and Culture Wars (ed.) (Equinox 2008). She is President of the International Association for the History of Religions.


Present Professor and Head, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2009 Quest Scholar of the Week (January 5-11) (UT)
  • 2008 Lorayne W. Lester Award for Outstanding Service (UT)
  • 2003 British Association for the Study of Religion Annual Lecture
  • 2003-04 Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • 2003 Carnegie Institute for Ethics and International Affairs, summer institute, Montreal (June)
  • 2002-08 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, UT
  • 2002 Visiting Humanities Scholar, Otterbein College (February)
  • 2001- Visiting Scholar, Central University College, Accra, Ghana
  • 2001 Conference Grant, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights ($10,000)
  • 2000-01 Liberal Arts Fellowship in Law and Religion, Harvard University Law School
  • 2000-01 Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University

Contact Information

Department of Religious Studies
501 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450
Tel: (865) 974-2466/0965 [fax]


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