Nickolas P. ROUBEKAS

Assistant Professor

Room 9, 5th floor



Nickolas P. Roubekas is Assistant Professor in Religious Studies. He has studied Theology (B.A. 2003), Religious Studies (M.A. 2006), Social Anthropology of Religion (M.Res. 2009), and received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies in 2011. Before coming to Vienna, he held teaching and research positions at the University of South Africa (Pretoria, ZA), the University of Aberdeen (U.K.), and the North-West University (Potchefstroom, ZA). His main areas of research are the study of Graeco-Roman religions, method and theory in the study of religion, the study of myth, ancient and modern theories of religion, and the disciplinary conjunction of Religious Studies and Classics. He is a member of the editorial board of the book series "Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture" (published by Equinox Pub., U.K.), and, since 2017, Managing Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography. Currently, he is involved into two large multi-authored projects, both appearing in print in late 2020: Explanation, Interpretation, and Theorizing Religion and Myth (co-edited with Thomas Ryba and published by Brill), and the second edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion (co-edited with Robert A. Segal). Additionally he is working on his new monograph, tentatively entitled The Study of Greek and Roman Religions: Insularity and Assimilation, slated to appear in 2022 by Bloomsbury Academic in the series "Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation," as well as on a reference article on the interdisciplinary study of Greek and Roman religions for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, published by Oxford University Press.