Gregory Price Grieve is an associate professor and head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He researches and teaches at the intersection of digital media, Buddhism and the study of critical media practices. The author of numerous monographs, edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters, Grieve’s work investigates the role popular forms of religion play in what it means to be human in the digital age. The main body of his research concerns everyday religious practice, particularly Buddhist practices, but also Hindu, Christian, and neo-Pagan. Grieve has been influential in the field of religion and the study of critical media practices not only through his research and teaching but also through his various editorial roles for leading publications including as series editor for Routledge’s “Studies in Religion and Digital Culture” and De Gruyter’s “Series on Digital Humanities and Religion.” He has leadership positions in both the “Video Gaming and Religion Seminar” and “Religion, Media, and Culture” groups of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). He is also a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Religion and Digital Games.
Research Interests: Digital Religion, Buddhism, Virtual Worlds