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Instructor of Religion
wrenab@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Contact

Office: Cleveland Hall 112 

Phone: 540-568-6394 

Email: wrenab@jmu.edu 

 

Education:    

Ph.D, University of Virginia (in progress, American Religion) 

MA, Simmons College (Gender & Cultural Studies) 

Advanced Studies Certificate, Long Island University (Comparative Religion & Culture) 

BS, Northeastern University (Religious Studies & Communication) 

 

Teaching & Research:  

Professor Wren studies 20th century American Religion, the spiritual-but-not-religious community and the intersections of Eastern philosophy and popular culture among spiritual seekers. She is keenly interested in contemporary religious trends and the expanding role of spirituality as a mode of wellbeing in the United States.  In addition to being a professor, Professor Wren has been a yoga teacher for over 15 years. Her teaching is empathetic in nature and she encourages students to "love the questions themselves," as Rilke suggests.  

 

Courses: REL 102: Religion, Spirituality and the Meaning of Life

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