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Raymond Haberski

Raymond Haberski, Jr. is Professor of History and Director of American Studies at IUPUI. The American Studies program offers a unique applied doctorate that leverages research centers and external partners for a theoretically rich, experientially vibrant experience. For the 2008–2009 academic year he held the Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies. He helped found and still helps to run the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.

Haberski’s books include It’s Only a Movie: Films and Critics in American Culture (2001), Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture (2007), The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court(2008), God and War: American Civil Religion Since 1945 (2012), the forthcoming in 2018, Voice of Empathy: A History of Franciscan Media in the United States distributed by Catholic University Press and published by the American Academy of Franciscan History entitled. He is the co-editor of two other books: with Andrew Hartman, No Things but in Ideas: U.S. Intellectual History; and with Philip Goff and Rhys Williams, Beyond Bellah: Essays on American Civil Religion in the Twenty-First Century. Currently he is working on a monograph that looks at the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter The Challenge of Peace as a reflection of American use of just war theory and a second project on the social history of the American blockbuster film.

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