Nickolas P. ROUBEKAS

Assistant Professor

Room 9, 5th floor



Nickolas P. Roubekas is Assistant Professor at the Department of 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 method and theory in the study of religion, the study of Graeco-Roman religions, 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 Publ., U.K.), and, since 2017, managing editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography (Equinox). He is the author and/or editor of five books (published by Brill, Equinox, Routledge, Wiley-Blackwell, and Vanias), more than twenty articles and book chapters, and numerous book reviews. He obtained his Habilitation in Religious Studies at the University of Vienna in April 2022. Currently, he is working on an anthology entitled Studying the Religious Mind: Methodology in the Cognitive Science of Religion (Equinox, 2022) as well as a 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 of January 2022, he will be the Editor-in-Chief of NUMEN: International Review for the History of Religions (published by Brill), the official journal of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR).