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Johnson, Greg B Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Johnson’s research focuses upon contemporary indigenous religious traditions, especially as expressed in episodes of legal struggle. In particular, Johnson explores repatriation and reburial disputes in American Indian and Hawaiian contexts as a means to understand the ways religious claims are announced, enlivened, and contested in the contemporary moment. Johnson explores intra-communal tensions and religious differences in moments of intense friction to illuminate how such episodes animate cultural life and generate or amplify religious sensibilities. Beyond repatriation, Johnson’s research focuses upon indigenous subsistence strategies, sacred land issues, religious life in prisons, and the cultural politics of sovereignty struggles.

keywords

  • indigenous religious traditions, Native American traditions, Native Hawaiian traditions, repatriation and reburial, method and theory in the study of religion

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 2703 American Indian Religious Traditions (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 6841 Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (Fall 2018)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Summer 2018)
  • ETHN 2703 American Indian Religious Traditions (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 2700 American Indian Religious Traditions (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2018)

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