Claire Rostov



I am a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at Duke University. I primarily study the intersection of material culture, religion, consumption, media, and waste in the context of the United States. My dissertation project historicizes the recent American decluttering trend by considering the relationship between disposability, domesticity, and enchantment. 

I consider teaching to be my top priority. In my classroom, students think expansively about religion and the ways in which religion shows up in unexpected places and operates outside of religious institutions. I guide students through empathetically learning about the diversity and complexity of religious traditions and practices.