Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Craig Martin is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University as well as an M.A. in Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology. His research and teaching focus on theoretical questions in the academic study of religion, typically related to discourse, ideology, and power. Some of Dr. Martin books include Masking Hegemony: A Genealogy of Liberalism, Religion, and the Private Sphere; Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie; and A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion. Dr. Craig Martin currently edits a book series with Bloomsbury titled Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power.
As a professor, his primary goals for teaching are, first, to demonstrate to students that societies are never set up in ways that serve everyone’s interests equally, and, second, to give them the skills to identify who benefits and who does not and how disproportionate social structures are legitimated and maintained.