Ronald L. Grimes

Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L2E8


Areas of Research and Teaching

  • Ritual studies
  • Religion, media, and the performing arts
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Religions of the American Southwest
  • Film, creative nonfiction

Ronald Grimes is an editor of the Oxford Ritual Studies Series, Director of Ritual Studies International, and the author of several books on ritual, including The Craft of Ritual Studies. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He has held the following positions: Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Yale University; Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder; Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic); and Chair of Ritual Studies at Radboud University (Netherlands).