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Claire White Makes History as First Professor of Cognitive Science of Religion in North America

September 3, 2014

Claire White always has been fascinated by the mind and what motivates individuals, so it’s no surprise she majored in psychology. However, her interest expanded as an undergraduate into multiple disciplines — neuroscience, anthropology and religion, and resulted in her earning a Ph.D. in the cognitive science of religion from Queen’s University in Ireland.

Today, White, an assistant professor in California State University, Northridge’s Department of Religious Studies, is fulfilling her interdisciplinary interest as the first-ever professorship in the cognitive science of religion in North America. Article on Claire White continues