What is the RSP?

The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts and resources on the social-scientific and critical study of religion.

Since January 2012 we have released over 360 podcasts, along with response essays broadening the conversation, with religious studies scholars on cutting-edge theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues.

On our website, you can also find teaching resources for using our podcasts to learn more about religious studies, and our weekly digest of opportunities (including job postings, journal CFPs, conference announcements, and funding sources).

The RSP is a non-profit charitable organisation supported by the following organisations


But we always need your financial support so we can keep our episodes free. You can contribute by using our Amazon Associates links to shop or with a one-time or monthly donation.

Unless otherwise stated, all RSP material is disseminated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. and can be distributed and utilised freely, provided full citation is given.

The views expressed in podcasts, features, and responses are the views of their individual contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RSP or our sponsors.

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Meet the Team

Managing Editors

Editors-in-Chief

Breann Fallon
Breann Fallon

Sydney Jewish Museum, Australia

Christopher R. Cotter
Christopher R. Cotter

University of Edinburgh, UK

David McConeghy
David McConeghy

Springfield College, USA

David G. Robertson
David G. Robertson

The Open University, UK

Editorial Team

Andie Alexander
Andie Alexander

Emory University, USA (Web & Transcriptions)

Rebecca Barrett-Fox
Rebecca Barrett-Fox

Arkansas State University, USA (Features)

Ella Bock
Ella Bock

Lewis & Clark College, USA (Opps Digest)

Savannah H. Finver
Savannah H. Finver

Ohio State University, USA (Features & Transcriptions)

Alex Matthews
Alex Matthews

Edinbugrh, UK (Audio Editor)

Keeley McMurray
Keeley McMurray

Huntsville, AL, USA (Graphic Design Artist)

Candace Mixon
Candace Mixon

Occidental College, USA (Social Media)

Lauren E. Osborne
Lauren E. Osborne

Whitman College, USA (Features)

Raymond Radford
Raymond Radford

University of Sydney, Australia (Social Media)

Associate Editors

Jason Bartashius
Jason Bartashius

Tokyo, Japan (Web Assistant)

Sidney Castillo
Sidney Castillo

University of Helsinki, Finland (Interviews)

Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulus
Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulus

University of Glasgow, UK (Interviews)

Daniel Gorman, Jr.
Daniel Gorman, Jr.

University of Rochester, USA (Interviews)

Ray Kim
Ray Kim

Georgetown University, USA (Interviews)

Jacob Noblett
Jacob Noblett

New York University, USA (Web Assistant)

Nathan Springer
Nathan Springer

Georgia State University, USA (Web Assistant)

Samuel Yates
Samuel Yates

University of Chester, UK (Web Assistant)

RSP History

The RSP was launched in 2012 by Christopher R. Cotter (University of Edinburgh) and David G. Robertson (The Open University) to bring contemporary issues in RS to a wider audience and provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public.

Their aim was to provide engaging, concise, and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”.

We are eternally grateful for the support of dozens of staff members and hundreds of contributors, and would like to acknowledge the hard work of our former editorial team members:

What's an SCIO?

The Religious Studies Project is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization (SCIO) devoted to producing engaging and accessible resources for the contemporary study of religion.

In September 2017, The Religious Studies Project Association (the organisation behind the scenes at the RSP) became The Religious Studies Project Association [SCIO] . This meant the production of a constitution, the appointment of trustees, and a whole lot more. 

A pdf version of the constitution of The Religious Studies Project Association [SCIO] is available.

The trustees of the SCIO are: