Charting Academic Landscapes

We build databases, review existing academic practices, and facilitate conversations to help academic disciplines make smart decisions about how to direct their research efforts and resources. We create a richer understanding of the boundaries and activities of academic disciplines.

Active Projects

The Epigenetics Project brings philosophers, ethicists, theologians, and others into a conversation to critically examine the potential of epigenetics to shed light on the human condition and our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Field Mapping uses advanced data analytics and social network approaches to reveal the underlying structure of research on religion that analyzes and investigates the variation in research trends across time and space, answering the questions about who, where, how, and why the scientific study of religion is being pursued across the globe. is a public forum for leading scholars to answer central, field-defining questions in a space outside the strictures of more formal publications and presentations, creating data that can be systemically analyzed to discover what underlying factors are driving broad disagreements within the field and offer guidance for the future of philosophy of religion in the academy.

Synthesizing Empirical Findings and Theory in the Scientific Study of Religion (SEFT) helps scientists and researchers in the scientific study of religion collaborate to build on and expand research in a rapidly growing field. This effort will combat redundancy and lack of integration, allowing for more a more progressive, incremental, and productive science of religion.