Don Seeman

Associate Professor

S206 Callaway Memorial Center

Office: S206 Callaway Memorial Center

Phone: 404-727-1890

Fax: 404-727-7597


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion

Emory University
537 Kilgo Cir., Callaway S214

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1997


Don Seeman, Associate Professor. Don Seeman is an anthropologist (Ph.D. Harvard 1997) who holds a joint appointment in Religion and in the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. All of his scholarship—from his ethnography of Ethiopian-Israelis to his textual studies of Maimonides and of Hasidism during the Holocaust— is motivated by the attempt to understand and describe the existential contexts and meaning of religious experience in all its forms. Don is the founding co-chair of the Emory Forum for the Ethnographic Study of Religion. He co-edits the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series at Palgrave-Macmillan, and serves on the editorial boards of both Prooftexts and the new open-access Journal of Contemplative Studies. He promotes a truly interdisciplinary approach to the ethnographic and textual study of religion.