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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

John Abercrombie

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PhD Candidate, Communities and Identities


514 Hall of Languages


  • Degree:┬áBegan Ph.D. in 2016
  • Concentration: Communities and Identities
  • Advisor: Gareth Fisher

John studies religion in contemporary mainland China. His projects focus on ethnography of Daoist monastic and temple movements, analyzing their relation to discourses of modernity, global dynamics of tourism and cultural presentation, inter-religious relations, and governmental policies.

(B.A. Whitman College, Religion; M.A. Western Kentucky University, Religious Studies).