Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Brian P. Bennett

Dr. Brian P. Bennett

Professor of Religious Studies

(716) 286-8454


Originally from California, Dr. Bennett earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at NU since 2001.

Dr. Bennett's research blends comparative religion and sociolinguistics. He has given presentations at conferences in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, Limerick, Lisbon, London, Moscow, Murcia, and Vienna, and has published two books:

Regular courses:

  • Introduction to Religion
  • World Religions
  • Comparative Religion
  • Religion/Language/Music

Special topic courses:

  • Cults
  • Space-Age Religion
  • Religion and Conspiracy Theory
  • Religion and Revolution in Russia