Stephen C Taysom, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Philosophy & Comparative Religious
 Office: RT 1338
 Phone: 216-687-2189
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1338, Cleveland, OH 44115

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B.A., History, Brigham Young University, 1999
M.A., History of Religion, Indiana University, 2003
Ph.D., History of Religion, Indiana University, 2006
Brief Bio:
I am a historian of religion with several specific interests, including the history of religion in America, African American Religious History, New Religious Movements, ritual studies, and theory and method in comparative religious studies. I teach, or am in the process of developing, courses on American religious history, introduction to religious studies, the role of evil in religious systems, New Religious Movements, and religion and culture.
Honors and Awards:
Named Permanent National Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, 2019
Faculty Scholarship Initiative Research Award, Office of Research, CSU, 2016-2017
Fellow, Young Scholars in American Religion Program, 2014-2016
Merit Recognition for Research, 2014
Merit Recognition for Research, 2013
Merit Recognition for Research, 2012
Outstanding Instructor Award, 2012
Teaching Areas:
American Religious History
Religious Dissent
New Religious Movements
Theory and Method in Religious Studies
Introduction to Religious Studies
Religion and Evil
Religion and Culture
Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Religion
Communal Studies Association
American Historical Association
Shaker Seminar
Mormon History Association
John Whitmer Historical Association