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Aldea Mulhern

Visiting Professor, Liberal Studies Department and Religious Studies Program

211 Lake Ontario Hall
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
Phones: 616-331-8227


  • LIB 100: Reflect, Connect, Engage
  • LIB 314: Life Journeys
  • REL 100: Religions of the World


Professor Mulhern teaches and writes about: method and theory in study of religion;
anthropology of religion; food, religion, and environment in community activism;
food in Judaism and Islam; the value and value-ing of liberal education.



2015    "What does it mean to ‘Eat Jewishly?’: Authorizing discourse in the Jewish
            Food Movement in Toronto, Canada," Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis.
            Vol. 26: 303-325.

2014    with Andrea Most. “Jewish Studies: Food,” Oxford Bibliographies Online:
            Jewish Studies. 90 entries.

2014    with Michel Desjardins. “Living Sacrifice: Rethinking Abrahamic Religious
            Sacrifice using Field Narratives of Eid ul-Adha,” Not Sparing the Child:
            Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond, eds. Vita Daphna Arbel,
            J. R. C. Cousland, Richard Menkis, and Dietmar Neufeld. London:
            Bloomsbury, 190-212.


2017    “A Recipe for Success? Or, When Students Wanted an Assignment
            Outline, What I Gave Instead, and What Happened Next,” Bulletin for
            the Study of Religion. Special issue: Teaching and Theorizing Religion
            and Food. Equinox Pub: Sheffield, UK.


2015    “Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization: Aldea Mulhern
            on Thesis 17,” Bulletin for the Study of Religion, NAASR, Equinox.
            2000 wds.

Aldea Mulhern

Ph.D. Study of Religion, University of Toronto