Professor Robert Segal

Professor Robert Segal
Professor Robert Segal

Professor Robert Segal

BA (Wesleyan University), MA, PhD (Princeton University)

Chair in Religious Studies

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School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History 50/52 College Bounds, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen. AB24 3DS

Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Biography

  • 2019-to date Honorary Professor, University of Essex
  • 2019-to date Professorial Research Felllow, University of Vienna
  • 2006-date Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen
  • 1999-2006 Professor of Theories of Religion, Lancaster University
  • 1996-99 Reader in Theory of Religion, Lancaster University
  • 1994-96 Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University
  • 1993-94 Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics, Acting Director of the Jewish Studies Program, Tulane University, New Orleans
  • 1988 Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1984-94 Program in Religious Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (1984-87); Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1987-89); Full Professor of Religious Studies (1989-94)
  • 1982-84 Lecturer, Western Culture Program, Stanford University
  • 1981 (fall) Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Toronto
  • 1975-82 Assistant Professor of Religion and Humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Latest Publications

  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd Edition

    Segal, R. (ed.), Roubekas, N. P. (ed.)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 480 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Frazer as euhemerist: The case of Osiris

    Segal, R. A.
    Euhemerism and Its Uses. Pugh, S. (ed.). 1st edition. Taylor and Francis, pp. 241-248, 8 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Frazer versus Girard on the Scapegoat

    Segal, R.
    Monsters and Animals in Ancient Culture and Religion. Lewis, S., Newington, S., Stuckenbruck, L. (eds.). Taylor & Francis
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Commentary on Mills’ “toward a theory of myth”

    Segal, R. A.
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 425-428
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Myth Analyzed

    Segal, R. A. (ed.)
    Routledge, Oxon. 222 pages
    Books and Reports: Books

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Research

Funding and Grants

Fellowships and Grants:

  • 1985 American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant
  • 1986 Fellow, Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, Divinity School, University of Chicago
  • 1986 American Philosophical Society Research Grant
  • 1986-87 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • 1987 National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Grant
  • 1987-88 Mellon Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1992 National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Grant
  • 1994 American Philosophical Society Research Grant
  • 1995 British Academy Small Personal Research Grant
  • 1995 Fellow, Thomas Reid Institute, University of Aberdeen
  • 1995 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
  • 1997-98 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • 1997 British Academy Small Personal Research Grant
  • 1997-98 Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • 2000 British Academy Small Personal Research Grant
  • 2001 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge (October-December 2001)
  • 2002 Life Member, Clare Hall
  • 2009 Carnegie Trust Grant
Publications

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  • Fairy tales sí, myths no: Bruno Bettelheim’s antithesis

    Segal, R. A.
    The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. Taylor and Francis, pp. 381-390, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • In Defense of a Naturalistic Approach to Religion

    Segal, R.
    The Question of Methodological Naturalism. Blum, J. N. (ed.). Brill, pp. 153-166
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Is There a Better Way to Study Religion? The View of William E. Paden

    Segal, R. A.
    Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 157-164
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Is a Jungian Analysis Scientific?

    Segal, R.
    Contemporary Influences of C. G. Jung’s Thought. Blocian, I., Kuzmicki, A. (eds.). Brill, pp. 64-71
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Merkur on Jung on ethics, mysticism, and religion

    Segal, R. A.
    International Journal of Jungian Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 147-154
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Diagnosis Rather than Dialogue as the Best Way to Study Religion

    Segal, R. A.
    The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith. Bradshaw Aitken, E., Sharma, A. (eds.). State University of New York Press, pp. 173-182, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Eliade on Myth and Science

    Segal, R. A.
    Mircea Eliade. Babuts, N. (ed.). eBook edition edition. Taylor and Francis AS, pp. 65-76, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Hell and Paradise for Milton: Physical Places and States of Mind

    Segal, R.
    Fall Narratives. Hadromi-Allouche, Z., Larkin, A. (eds.). Routledge, pp. 28-36
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Anthropology of Religion: Originative Figures

    Segal, R.
    Religion. Parsons, W. B. (ed.). Macmillan Reference Limited, pp. 219-234
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Snake in the Garden of Eden

    Segal, R.
    Fallen Animals. Hadromi-Allouche, Z. (ed.). Lexington Books, pp. xxi-xx
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
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