Claire White

Claire White is Assistant Professor in California State University, Northridge, where she holds the first position in the 'Cognitive Science of Religion' in a Religious Studies Department in the United States. She is also Co-Chair of the Cognitive Science of Religion Group at the American Academy of Religion. Email:


Contributions by Claire White


See you in the next life? Cognitive foundations of reincarnation beliefs

Human reincarnation: Same person, different body, another life. While conceptual scaffolding surrounding the idea of reincarnation can vary widely from culture to culture, in this podcast Claire White draws on some of her recent research pointing out that many similarities exist in how individuals reason about and discern the pre-rebirth identities of the reincarnated.