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Matt Correa

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Assistant Research Administrator
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0802

Matt Correa is an Assistant Research Administrator with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. He provides pre and post-award support on Center research projects and coordinates the Center's student programs. He received a master's degree in religious studies from Arizona State University in 2005.

Research Interests: 


"How Shall We Study Religion and Conflict? Challenges and Opportunities in the Early Twenty-First Century." In Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings, ed. Dennis R. Hoover and Douglas M. Johnston, 233-244. Baylor University Press, 2012. Co-authored with John D. Carlson. [Originally published in St.Antony's International Review 3, no. 2 (January 2008): 13-30.]


“Leveling Discourse: How the Concept of “Religious Violence” Obscures American Understandings of the Danish Cartoon Crisis.”  What is Religious Violence Symposium, hosted by the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University (February 1, 2008).

Courses Taught at ASU

REL 100: Religions of the World
REL 321: American Religious Traditions
REL 331: History of Native American Religious Traditions


Method and theory in the study of religion; religion and American culture; religion and American politics; religion, "religious violence", and "religious freedom" as cultural categories; the implications of "religious violence" and “religious freedom” as cross-cultural categories.


American Religions; American Religious History; Religion & Popular Culture; Native American Religions; World Religions; Religion and Conflict; Religion and Violence; Religious Freedom; Ritual, Symbol, and Myth; Theories of the Secular, Secularism, and Secularization; Theories of Religion