Johanna Richlin

Assistant Research Professor


I received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University, and previous degrees from Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S., Religion, Ethics and Politics) and Wesleyan University (B.A., College of Social Studies). Prior to joining the department as an Assistant Research Professor, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (Johns Hopkins University).

Trained as an anthropologist of religion, I work at the intersection of three subfields: the Anthropology of Christianity, the Anthropology of Affect and Emotion, and Migration Studies. I am currently revising my dissertation, entitled, “In the Hands of God: Affect, Agency and Faith among Brazilian Migrants in Greater Washington D.C.,” for publication as a book.

"Anthropology of Christianity” (ANTH 235, Fall 2017)

“Migration Studies” (Spring 2018)