Michael J. Zogry

Michael Zogry
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indigenous Studies
  • Chair and Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Contact Info

Smith Hall, room 101
1300 Oread Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Michael J. Zogry’s primary research interests include Native American/First Nations religions, and theory and method in the study of religions with particular attention to the study of ritual, sport, play and games. His first book, Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2010. It was one of the inaugural volumes in the series First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies. Zogry currently serves as co-chair of the Native Traditions in the Americas Program Unit, American Academy of Religion.


Ph.D. in Religious Studies with concentrations in Native American Religious Traditions, Religion and Culture, Religion in America, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2003, Santa Barbara, CA
Advanced Graduate Study in Native American Religions, University of Colorado, 1993, Boulder, CO
M.A. in Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1991, Chicago, IL
B.A. in Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, 1989, Chapel Hill, NC