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

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
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