Fabio Rambelli

Department of Religious Studies


Fabio Rambelli is professor of Japanese religions and International Shinto Foundation endowed chair in Shinto Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Buddhist Materiality (2007), The Sea and the Sacred in Japan: Aspects of Maritime Religion (2018), and Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan (2019). He works at the intersection of philosophical discourses, material practices, and everyday life in premodern Japan.