Areas of Study

China, Religion, Culture, Social Theory, Qualitative Methods


Megan Rogers is a 7th year Ph.D. candidate who researches conceptualizations of religion, religious cultures, and class formation in contemporary China. Her dissertation examines how the professional middle class in China is engaging with religious practices across religious and non-religious identities and asks how they are using these practices to make sense of their success and their place in both their country and global society. Drawing on critiques of standard ways of conceptualizing and measuring religion, this project uses the lens of religious practice to analyze distinctly Chinese ways of practicing religion that transcend established religious lines. She came to Notre Dame with a master’s in Chinese from the Ohio State University and bachelor’s degrees (with honors) in international studies and Chinese from the University of Mississippi.

Megan spent the 2015-2016 academic year completing her dissertation research at Soochow University in Suzhou, Jiangsu, as a Fulbright student fellow.

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Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet