Juan E. Campo

Associate Professor

Office Location

HSSB 3054


Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Professor Campo received his Ph.D. in the History of Religions from The University of Chicago in 1985. His areas of academic interest include Islam and culture, comparative studies of religion and the culinary cultures of the Middle East. He also specializes in the study of modern pilgrimages (Islamic, Hindu and Christian), discourses on death and the afterlife and modern Islamic movements. Professor Campo’s current research projects focus on comparative studies of modern pilgrimages and shared Muslin and Hindu religious sites. His publications include the award winning The Other Sides of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam (University of South Carolina Press, 1991) and numerous articles on Islam and Bahai.