Contact Information

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

Ron Grimes is co-editor of the Oxford Ritual Studies Series, Director of Ritual Studies International, and the author of several books on ritual, most recently The Craft of Ritual Studies. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where he taught courses on religion and the performing arts, field research in the study of religion, and ritual studies. Recently, Grimes has held the following positions: Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic; Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Yale University; and Chair of Ritual Studies at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.