Dulin, John
Assistant Professor - Anthropology
Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

John Dulin is a sociocultural anthropologist who recieved his PhD from University of California, San Diego. He carried out research in Gondar, Ethiopia, studying interreligious relations between Muslims, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and Pentecostals. He is interested in how religious, nationalistic and geopolitical imaginaries shape processes of interreligious conflict and coexistence. In addition, as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University between 2016 and 2018, he worked on the Mind and Spirit Project, during which he conducted research on the cultural patterning of spiritual experience in Ghana. Finally, he has published on ritual and millenarianism among philosemetic Evangelical Christians in Southern California.  His specialty is the Anthropology of Religion, with a broad focus on a variety of religious traditions and questions dealing with pluralism and conflict, intense experience of the divine, nationalism, violence, value and the imagination, and religious otherness.


2017 Transvaluing ISIS in Orthodox Christian Majority Ethiopia: On the Inhibition of Group Violence. Current Anthropology. 58(6): 000-000

2015 Reversing Rupture: Evangelicals' Practice of Jewish Rituals and Processes of Protestant Inclusion. Anthropological Quarterly. 88(3): 601-634.

2013 Messianic Judaism as a mode of Christian Authenticity: Exploring the Grammar of Authenticity through Ethnography of Contested Identity. Anthropos 108: 35-51.

2011 How Emotion Shapes Religious Cultures: A Synthesis of Cognitive Theories 2 of Religion and Emotion Theory. Culture and Psychology. 17(2): 223-240.


2014 Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Grant ($11,000)

2014 F.G. Bailey Research Fellowship ($4,000)

2012 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant ($25,200)

2010 Haydu Prize- contest for best essay on human values ($3000)

2008 M. E. Spiro Research Fellowship ($140,000)