Marion S. Goldman, professor of religious studies, Department of Sociology
Marion S. Goldman is a professor of sociology and religious studies. She has taught classes on the sociological method, cults, sociology of religion and historical method in sociology.
Goldman is also an accomplished author, having won the Hamilton Prize for her book “Gold Diggers and Silver Miners.”In the book, she explored the relationships between prostitution and community life in the frontier. Her new book, “The American Soul Rush,” examines a quaint spiritual retreat on the coast of California and how it reshaped contemporary spirituality.
She is heavily involved in the Rajneesh controversies in central Oregon, having consulted about the Oregon commune and its aftermath in the United States and United Kingdom. Goldman has also worked with Linda Long in the Knight Library to develop a comprehensive collection documenting Rajneeshpuram.
Goldman can be reached at 541-346-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.