Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Gregory Price Grieve is Head and Professor of the Religious Studies Department at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Grieve holds that the speculative humanistic study of popular culture is essential for creating curious, informed citizens, gainful employees, and most of all future ethical leaders. He researches digital religion, particularly the study of video games. Grieve has authored five books, as well as dozens of book chapters and journal articles. His latest monograph, Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life, analyzes online silent meditation. Currently he is researching Video Games and the Problem of Evil, which argues that video games often operate as potent vernacular theodicies through which players engage with contemporary ethics. In his not so abundant free time Grieve likes to spend time with his family, surf, garden, walk his dog, and search for the meaning of life.

Experience

  • –present
    Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Education

  • 2002 
    University of Chicago, Ph.D.