Dr. Roger W. Stump

Professor of Geography
Department of Geography & Planning
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, NY 12222

Email: rstump@albany.edu


My scholarly interests lie primarily in the field of cultural geography, with particular emphasis on the contextuality and spatiality of religions.  I also have a strong interest in political geography and in the geographical intersections between religious and political phenomena. I have explored these themes most comprehensively in my two books, The Geography of Religion: Faith, Place, and Space (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008) and Boundaries of Faith: Geographical Perspectives on Religious Fundamentalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). My recent research has addressed the development of distinctly postfundamentalist movements out of earlier forms of fundamentalism, continuity and change in the social applications of Calvinist theology, the geography of unconventional religious systems, and the use of symbols and symbolic behavior in reproducing religious systems.
Spring 2010 courses:
AGOG 102: Place, Space, and Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
AGOG 442Z: Cultural Geography (undergraduate version, writing intensive)
AGOG 542: Political Geography (graduate version)

Fall 2009 courses:
AGOG 102: Place, Space, and Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
AGOG 440: Political Geography (undergraduate version)
AGOG 540: Political Geography (graduate version)

Revised October, 2009

"Do not seek to dazzle like jade; be grounded like common stone." Tao Te Ching, ch. 39