Research Assistants


Christopher Greene
Research Assistant, 2017-Present
Christopher Greene is native to the Boston area where he grew up on the North Shore. He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is most grateful for his time studying abroad in Nepal on Buddhist and Hindu sacred art and philosophy and assisting in guiding a meditation group for fellow undergraduate students. Christopher is currently a Master’s of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology with interdisciplinary interests in ecology, mysticism, neuroscience, spirituality, and holistic wellness. Outside of the classroom or research lab, Christopher enjoys competitive and recreational sports, music production and composition, and writing poetry. You can read some of Christopher’s poetry and other pieces here and here.
David Schulz
Research Assistant, 2017-Present
David grew up in Wisconsin and regularly defends the Midwest against its coastal critics. After studying Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he went on to teach English for a year in rural Austria. Now he is in Boston studying Theology (MDiv) at Boston University. He is interested in an array of topics within the nexus of religion and philosophy, including but not limited to philosophical theology, comparative religion, mysticism, and hermeneutics. David enjoys biking around the city, cooking, coffee, yoga, reading, but more than anything else, spending time with friends.
Kayla Bonnin
Research Assistant, 2016-Present
Kayla is a masters student studying the cognitive science of religion (CSR) at Boston University’s Graduate Division of Religious Studies. Within CMAC, she is working on the scientific study of religion field mapping project to develop a landscape analysis of several fields associated with the scientific study of religion. Her own research uses the lens of CSR to explore the psychology and motivations behind religiously motivated terrorism.