Michael J. Altman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He is the author of 'Heathen, Hinndoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893' (Oxford University Press, 2017). Dr. Altman's areas of interest are American religious history, theory and method in the study of religion, the history of comparative religion, and Asian religions in American culture. Overall, his research sits at the crossroads of American religious history and religious studies, using the theoretical insights of religious studies to dig deeper into what we mean by "religion" in religious history.
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