Meets Fridays 10 AM-Noon Central Time. This course examines the roles of mobility, movement, and material practices in the study of religion. From itinerant preachers, priests, and pilgrims to entire communities on the move, this course looks at how individuals, communities, and religious organizations navigate movement in religious practice and the role(s) the human body and material objects play to think about religion in the past and today. Starting with theory, we will explore the ways religion is far more than a set of specific ideas or beliefs but begins with the human body and expressed with material practices and objects. Throughout our exploration, we will consider the intersections of race, gender, and class.