Backstory: Prof. Ted Trost

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Backstory” is a series that asks the REL Faculty to tell us a little bit about themselves, to explore how they became interested in the academic study of religion and their own specialty, elaborating on their current work both within and outside the University.

Where are you from?

I went to elementary school in Pennsylvania, junior high school in New York, and high school in Michigan. After completing college in Michigan, I lived in England, California, and Massachusetts before coming to Tuscaloosa. Having lived in the American east, north, and west, I now live in the south. In fact, I have officially resided in Tuscaloosa for 16 years—many years longer than anywhere else I have ever lived. So I am from Tuscaloosa. Continue reading

AAR, Take Two


Prof. Ted Trost, who is currently on sabbatical at Leeds University in Leeds, England, met up with us at the AAR to talk about what he’s doing during his year abroad. To find out more about sabbaticals and Prof. Trost’s work, take a look at the latest video from the AAR.

And stay tuned for Part III…

AAR 2013: Talking Sabbaticals with Prof. Trost from UA Religious Studies.