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Philip Goff
Executive Director
Lauren Schmidt
Programs & Operations Manager
Nate Wynne
Program Coordinator
Arthur E. Farnsley
Associate Director
Amanda Friesen
Project Director
Raymond Haberski
Project Director
Brian Steensland
Director of Social Science Research
Peter J. Thuesen
Director of Humanities Research
Joseph L. Tucker Edmonds
Project Director
Thomas J. Davis
Project Director

Center Research Fellows

Jonathan Baer
Jonathan Baer (Ph.D Yale University) is Associate Professor of Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He serves as director of Scroll: The Wabash Institute of Theology for Youth, a summer program for young men funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. He is also director of Callings: Exploring Vocational Identity and Purpose, a NetVUE-affiliated program at Wabash. He is the author of articles, essays, and reviews that have appeared in a variety of publications, including Church History and the Journal of Religion. At Wabash, he teaches courses related to American religious history, church history, and anthropology and sociology of religion.
Chad M. Bauman
Chad M. Bauman (Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary) is Professor of Religion at Butler University. His earliest research focused on the interaction of low-caste Christians and Hindus in colonial India, and culminated in a book, Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947, which won the prize for Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies, 2006-2008, from the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. His most recent book is Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Candy Gunther Brown
Candy Gunther Brown (Ph.D Harvard University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Brown is author of "The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880" (2004); "Testing Prayer: Science and Healing" (2012); and "The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America" (2013). She is editor of "Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing" (2011), and co-editor (with Mark Silk) of "The Future of Evangelicalism in America" (2016). Her most recent book is titled: "Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?"(2019). Dr. Brown was the 2017 president of the American Society of Church History.
Richard Gunderman
Richard Gunderman (University of Chicago) is Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University, where he is also John A Campbell Professor of Radiology. He was named the 2012 Distinguished Educator of the American Roentgen Ray Society. In 2012, he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Award for Teaching Excellence, the top teaching award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. He serves on numerous boards, including the Kinsey Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, Christian Theological Seminary, and Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He is the author of over 600 articles and has published ten books, including "We Come to Life with Those We Serve" and "Hoosier Beacons," were published in 2017.
Paul Gutjahr
Paul Gutjahr (Ph.D University of Iowa) is Ruth N. Halls Professor of English at Indiana University. He also holds adjunct appointments in American Studies and Religious Studies. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author of "An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880" (1999), "Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy" (2011), and "The Book of Mormon: A Biography" (Princeton UP, 2012). He has also co-edited "Illuminating Letters: Essays on Typography and Literary Interpretation" (2001) and edited two major anthologies: one on American Popular Literature of the Nineteenth-Century and the other on American Bestsellers in the Nineteenth Century. He has also served as the sole editor for the "Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America" (2017). One of his next projects is what he is calling his UFO theology project: the study of American Religious Traditions and their beliefs concerning life on other planets.
Susan Hyatt
Susan Hyatt (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts) is Professor and Chair of the Anthropology department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. During the 1980s, she worked as a community organizer in Southwest Chicago, reinforcing her commitment to community-based collaborative teaching and research. She and her students have been working on a project called The Neighborhood of Saturdays, which tells the story of a neighborhood in South Indianapolis where Jewish immigrants and African Americans once lived side-by-side sharing bonds of friendship and fellowship. She is currently researching the history of Jewish immigrants, who were relocated to Indiana during the early years of the 20th century.
Khadija Khaja
Khadija Khaja (PhD. Indiana University) is Associate Professor of Social Work at IUPUI. Dr. Khaja was born in Africa, but grew up in Canada and the USA as well. She holds a BA, BSW, MSW and PhD from institutions in Canada and the US Her primary teaching, research and service interests are related to Muslim communities, Islamophobia, using spirituality in community development initiatives, bullying of Muslim students, and White Nationalism's impact on religious communities. She co-edited a book on Spirituality Culture and Development and Implications for Social Work Practice.
Andrea R. Jain
Andrea R. Jain (Ph.D Rice University) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, Editor of the Journal of American Academy of Religion, and author of Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture (2014). Her areas of interest include contemporary spirituality and the history of modern yoga; the yoga industry's relationship to neoliberalism, market capitalism, and consumer culture; the intersections of gender, sexuality, and yoga; religion and politics in contemporary society; and methods and theories in the study of religion. She is a regular contributor to Religion Dispatches on topics related to yoga in contemporary culture and Co-Chair of the Yoga in Theory and Practice Group of the American Academy of Religion.
Emily Suzanne Johnson
Emily Suzanne Johnson (Ph.D, Yale University) is Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she is also an affiliate faculty member in Women's and Gender Studies. Johnson is the author of "This Is Our Message: Women's Leadership in the New Christian Right" (2019). Her research interests center on gender and sexuality in U.S. history, with a particular focus on the intersections between religion, politics, and popular culture. She is a regular contributor to Religion and Politics and to "Made by History" by the Washington Post.
J. Gregory Keller
J. Gregory Keller (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His work primarily covers ethics, philosophy and literature, philosophy of religion, and both ancient philosophy and contemporary Continental philosophy. His current work focuses on dialogic ethics, beginning from the ethics presented by the theologian H. Richard Niebuhr, especially in the posthumously published The Responsible Self.
Sheila Kennedy
Sheila Suess Kennedy (J.D. McKinney School of Law, IUPUI) is Professor of Law and Public Policy and founder of the Center for Civic Literacy at IUPUI. She is the author of eight books, including "What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing at the ACLU?"; "Charitable Choice at Work: Faith-Based Jobs Programs in the States" (with Wolfgang Bielefield); "God and Country: America in Red and Blue"; "Distrust, American Style: Diversity and the Crisis of Public Confidence"; and "Talking Politics: What You Need to Know Before You Open Your Mouth." Sheila has published numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals and law reviews. She was previously a columnist for the Indianapolis Star, and continues to write regular columns for the Indianapolis Business Journal. Professor Kennedy blogs daily at www.sheilakennedy.net, and is a frequent public speaker and contributor to other blogs and periodicals.
David King
David P. King (Ph.D Emory University) is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving as well as Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Trained as an American religious historian, his research interests broadly include exploring the practices of twentieth and twenty-first century American and global faith communities as well as more specifically investigating how the religious identity of faith-based nonprofits shapes their motivations, rhetoric, and practice. He is the author of the recent book, God’s Internationalists: World Vision and the Age of Evangelical Humanitarianism (2019) that traces the seventy year history of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian humanitarian organization, as a lens to explore the religious history of international relief and development organizations.
Elizabeth Kryder-Reid
Elizabeth Kryder-Reid (Ph.D Brown University) is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, Director of the Cultural Heritage Research Center, and the former Director of the IUPUI Museum Studies Program. With a background in archaeology, art history, and public history, her research investigates cultural heritage with a particular focus on the intersections of landscape and power and the contestation of social inequalities across gender, race, class, ethnicity, and religion. She is the author of "California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage" (2016), a contributing author to Interpreting Religion (2018) and Keywords in American Landscape Design (2010), and PI of Shaping Outcomes (www.shapingoutcomes.org).
Kyle Minor
Kyle Minor (M.F.A. Ohio State University) is Associate Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing, and Director of the IAHI Documentary Film Project at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. He is the author of two collections of short fiction about fundamentalism in America (In the Devil's Territory, 2008, and Praying Drunk, 2014.) His recent work appears in Esquire, Salon, Iowa Review, and the New York Times Book Review. He is at work completing The Sexual Lives of Missionaries, a novel set in Florida and Haiti.
William Mirola
William Mirola (Ph.D Indiana University) is Professor of Sociology at Marian University. His research and teaching interests center on religion and social class inequality as well as religion and social movement activism. Dr. Mirola co-edited "Sociology of Religion: A Reader" (3rd edition forthcoming) with Sue Monahan and Michael Emerson as well as co-authored "Religion Implicated: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World" (Allyn and Bacon). He is also author of "Redeeming Time: Protestantism and the Eight-Hour Movement in Chicago, 1886-1912" (2015) and "Religion and Class in America: Culture, History, and Politics" (2008). Dr. Mirola also published an essay, "Religion and Class in America," in the new Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.
Sara M. Patterson
Sara M. Patterson (Ph.D Claremont Graduate University) is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Hanover College where she teaches courses in religion in the U.S., the intersections of race/ ethnicity and religion, and gender studies. In her research, Dr. Patterson explores understandings of sacred space in the American West. Her work, "Middle of Nowhere: Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain" (2015), explores a piece of outsider religious artwork in the southern Californian desert. Her current project examines the intersections of historical memory and sacred space along the Mormon trail.
Jeremy Price
Jeremy Price (Ph.D. Boston College) is Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy in Urban Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Price conducts research on antisemitism and Christian normativity in K12 education spaces, using a variety of analytic lenses on a range of scales from the classroom to the nation. From this work, he has developed an intervention framework based on multicultural education practices that recognizes the tangled relationships between school and community. He is also conducting research on the impacts of white nationalism on religious communities and the caring professions, how hate spreads online, and ways that dialogue between religious communities can build relationships and understanding for a more inclusive democratic society.
William C. Ringenberg
William C. (Bill) Ringenberg (Ph.D Michigan State University) completed fifty years of affiliation with Taylor University in 2017. He is the author of two Taylor histories (1973, 1996), two histories of Christian higher education (1984, 2006), two books for college students on applied Christianity (2003, 2018), and a book on academic freedom in Christian higher education (2017). He presently is working with Matthew Ringenberg, Joseph Brain, and the Indiana University Press on an autobiography of an early Taylor student (The Education of Alice Hamilton: From Fort Wayne to Harvard).
Robert Saler
Robert Saler (Ph.D. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago) is Research Professor of Religion and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where he also serves as associate dean. He is the author of four books, including an analysis of how theologians position themselves as authors in the theological marketplace and several monographs on religion and audio culture. He is currently working on how understandings of secularism influence evaluation and assessment in pastoral leadership.
Patricia Snell Herzog
Patricia Snell Herzog (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is the Melvin Simon Chair and Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. Herzog received her PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, while also Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion & Society. Her research interests include charitable giving, youth and emerging adults, and religiosity, and she has authored numerous articles and books, including The Science of Generosity: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences; American Generosity: Who Gives and Why, and Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America.
Alexia Torke
Alexia Torke (M.D. Indiana University) is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a Scientist with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and Director of the Evans Center for Religious and Spiritual Values in Healthcare. Dr. Torke’s research focuses on ethical, communication, religious, and spiritual aspects of medical decision making for older adults.
Patricia Wittberg
Patricia Wittberg (Ph.D University of Chicago) is Emeritus Professor at IUPUI. In retirement Dr. Wittberg has taken a part-time position as Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research (CARA) at Georgetown University. This enables her to continue my sociological research and writing on various topics concerning Catholicism. Dr. Wittberg recently published a single-authored book, "Catholic Cultures" (2016 Liturgical Press) and chapters in two edited volumes of CARA research (Oxford University Press). Recently, she was elected President of the Religious Research. Her current research interests are Millennial and Post-Millennial Catholic generations, religious "nones" and Catholic religious orders.
Marianne S. Wokeck
Marianne S. Wokeck (Ph.D Temple University) is Chancellors Professor Emerita of History, former Director of the Institute for American Thought, and past president of the IUPUI Faculty Council. Educated in Germany and the United States, her major research has been in the history of the North Atlantic World with a focus on immigration ethnicity, and identity with special interest in the role of religion. A published author and scholarly editor, she has also collaborated on The Papers of William Penn; Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania; and The Works of George Santayana.
Valerie Ziegler
Valerie Ziegler (Ph.D. Emory University) teaches in the Religious Studies department at DePauw University. She has written a monograph on antebellum peace activism and a biography of Julia Ward Howe. Her recent work has focused on Genesis 1-3 in American popular culture. "Enticed by Eden" (Baylor, 2013) examined ways in which evangelical Christians use Adam and Eve as models for courtship, online dating, and domestic discipline (wife-spanking) activities. Dr. Ziegler is currently focusing on creation museums (particularly the Ark Encounter) and their referencing of alien abductions.

National Research Fellows

Nancy T. Ammerman
Yale University
Congregational Studies, Lived Religion, Evangelicalism
Shelby Balik
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Early American Religion, Family History, History of American Slavery, Historical Memory
Amanda Baugh
California State University, Northridge
Religion, Race/Ethnicity, and Environmental Values
Brandon Bayne
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Religion in the Americas, Latinx Religion, Borderlands, Missionary-Indigenous Encounter
James Bennett
Santa Clara University
AmAnticult Movement; Religion and Race; Religion in the American West
Lila Berman
Temple University
American Jewish History
Anne Blankenship
North Dakota State University
U.S. Immigration, Asian American History, Christianity in America, Pilgrimage
Joseph Blankholm
University of California, Santa Barbara
Secularism, Atheism, Religion and Politics, American Religion, Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
Edward Blum
San Diego State University
Religion, Race, American History
Vaughn Booker
Dartmouth College
African American Religions, Religion and Civil Rights, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Race
Melissa Borja
University of Michigan
Migration, Religion, Asian American Studies, Politics, U.S. History
Kate Bowler
Duke Divinity School
The History of Christianity in North America, The Prosperity Gospel, American Evangelicalism
Ann Braude
Harvard Divinity School
The Religious History of American Women, Religion and Modern Art, Native American Studies
Robert Brown
James Madison University
Religion in Early America, Bible in America, Evangelicalism
Tricia Bruce
University of Notre Dame
Catholicism, Community, Organizations, Culture
Cara Lea Burnidge
University of Northern Iowa
Religion and US Politics, Foreign Relations
Julie Byrne
Hofstra University
US Religion, Catholicism, African American Religions
Wendy Cadge
Brandeis University
Sociology, Religion, Spiritual Care, Chaplaincy
Christopher D. Cantwell
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism, Memory, Museums, Public History, and Digital Humanities
Jennifer Caplan
Towson University
American Judaism and Popular Culture
Heath Carter
Princeton Theological Seminary
Race, Reform, Class, Inequality, Nationalism, Public Life
Ava Chamberlain
Wright State University
American Religious History, Religion in Colonial America, Jonathan Edwards, Women and Gender History
Emily Clark
Gonzaga University
American Religious History, African American Religious History, American Spiritualism
John Corrigan
Florida State University
American Religious History, Religion and Emotion, Religious Intolerance, Spatial Humanities
Joe Creech
Valparaiso University
Intersections of American Religious, Political, Economic, and Cultural History; Populism
Matthew Cressler
College of Charleston
African American Religion; U.S. Catholic History; Religion, Race, and Nationalism
Heather Curtis
Tufts University
American Religious History, History of Christianity, Religion and Humanitarianism, Religion and Race
Sarah Dees
Iowa State University
Native American Religions, Museums, Empire, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
Amy DeRogatis
Michigan State University
Gender, Sexuality, Evangelicalism, Digital Humanities, Sound, Embodied Religion, Strangites
Dennis C. Dickerson Sr.
Vanderbilt University
American and African American Religion History, The Civil Rights Movement
Paul Djupe
Denison University
American Religion and Politics, Public Opinion, Gender, Social Networks, Political Advocacy
Darren Dochuk
University of Notre Dame
20th Century US History; History of US Religion and Politics; History of Energy
Jamil Drake
Florida State University
African-American Religion, Religion and Politics, and Religion and Race
Janine Giordano Drake
Indiana University
Labor and Working Class History, American Religious History, Race and Ethnicity, Citizenship
Penny Edgell
University of Minnesota
Cultural Sociology, American Religion, Sociology of Religion, Religion in Public Life, Gender, Race
Omri Elisha
Queens College/Graduate Center-CUNY
Anthropology of Religion, Evangelicalism, Christianity, Astrology, Ritual, Media, Ethnography
Christopher Evans
Boston University
American Religious History, History of Christianity, U.S. Protestantism
Tracy Fessenden
Arizona State University
Religion, Literature, Music, and Other Arts; Religion and Politics; Secularization and Secularity
Kathleen Flake
University of Virginia
American Religion, Religion and Law, Marginalized Religious Movements, Mormonism, Religious Studies
Roger Finke
Pennsylvania State University
Religion and State Issues
J. Spencer Fluhman
Brigham Young University
American Religion, Mormonism
Paul Froese
Baylor University
Religion, Politics, Ideology, and Culture
Kathleen Garces-Foley
Marymount University
Race & Immigration, Spirituality, Young Adults, Secularism, Hospice, Funerary Rituals
Katharine Gerbner
University of Minnesota
History of Religion, Atlantic Religions, Early America, Caribbean, Africana Religions
W. Clark Gilpin
University of Chicago Divinity School
History of Modern Christianity (especially in relation to literature)
Kathryn Gin Lum
Stanford University
American religion, religion and race
Rebecca Goetz
New York University
Race, Slavery, and Colonialism
Marion Goldman
University of Oregon
Minority Religious Movements, Gender and Religion, Social Theory
Jennifer Graber
University of Texas at Austin
History of Religion in the United States, Native American Religions, Religion and U.S. Empire
Brett Grainger
Villanova University
Evangelicalism, Nature Religion, Metaphysical Religion and "Spiritual but not Religious"
Zareena Grewal
Yale University
Islam in the U.S., Transnational Religion
R. Marie Griffith
Washington University in St. Louis
History of American Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, Religion and Politics
Rachel B. Gross
San Francisco State University
American Religious History, American Jewish History, Material Culture, Food Studies
Everett Hamner
Western Illinois University
Literature, Film, Religion, Science, Politics
Keith Harper
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Baptist History (general), Baptists and Race, Hermeneutics
David Harrington Watt
Haverford College
Protestantism, Quakerism, Evangelicalism
M. Cooper Harriss
Indiana University
American Religion, Literature, and Culture
Paul Harvey
University of Colorado
Race and Religion in American History
John Hayes
Augusta University
Late 19th-20th Century US South
Matthew Hedstrom
University of Virginia
US Religious History, American Spirituality, Religious Liberalism, Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism
Brett Hendrickson
Lafayette College
Mexican American Religious History, Religion in the American West; Religion and Healing
Bruce Hindmarsh
Regent College
History of Christian Spirituality, History of Early Evangelicalism
Kathleen Holscher
University of New Mexico
U.S. Catholic History (with emphases on church-state relations) and Race and Settler Colonialism
Daniel Howe
US Religious, Intellectual, and Cultural History
Justine Howe
Case Western Reserve University
Islam in America, Islam and Gender, Religion and American Higher Education, Anthropology of Religion
James Hudnut-Beumler
Vanderbilt University
19th and 20th Century Religion and Economics, Politics, and Southern Culture
Charles Irons
Elon University
19th-Century US, US South, African American, History and Memory
Charles Israel
Auburn University
History of Religion and Reform in the U.S. South 1875–1925
Andre E. Johnson
University of Memphis
Religious Rhetoric, Black Church, Rhetoric, Race, and Religion
Sylvester Johnson
Virginia Tech
Technology and Humanities, Religion-Race-Empire, National Security
Khyati Joshi
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Social Justice Education, Religion and Race in America
Hillary Kaell
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Christianity, United States, Quebec, Material & Sensory Culture, Global Travel & Imaginaries
Paula Kane
University of Pittsburgh
American Religious History; Catholicism; Religion and the Arts; Capitalism and Religion
Gale Kenny
Barnard College
American Religious History; Catholicism; Religion and the Arts; Capitalism and Religion
Ariela Keysar
Trinity College
Demography of Religion and Secularism, Jewish Millennials, Survey Methodology, Longitudinal Studies
Thomas Kidd
Baylor University
Religion in early America
Philippa Koch
Missouri State University
Religion and Medicine; Religion in Early America and the Atlantic World; Body and Sexuality
Prema Kurien
Syracuse University
Immigrants and Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Civic and Political Activism
Laura Levitt
Temple University
American Jewish life, gender, trauma, Holocaust, memory and material and visual culture.
Rachel Lindsey
Saint Louis University
Visual and Material Cultures of Religion; Religion and Public Life; Race; Digital Humanities
Kathryn Lofton
Yale University
Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Sexuality, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
Kathryn Long
Wheaton College (retired)
19th and 20th Century American Evangelicalism; Evangelical Missions in Latin America; Revivals in US
Kathryn Gin Lum
Stanford University
American Religion, Religion and Race
Laurie Maffly-Kipp
Washington University in St. Louis
19th Century Religious History, Religion in the American West, Mormonism, African-American Religion
Andrew Manis
Middle Georgia State University
American & African-American Religion, American Civil Religion, Religion & the Civil Rights Movement
Christel Manning
Sacred Heart University
Sociology of Religion; Religion, Gender, and Family; Nones and Secularity; Marginal Religions
Peter Manseau
Smithsonian Institution
Material Culture of American Religion
Gerardo Marti
Davidson College
Religion, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality, Innovation, Social Change
Lerone Martin
Washington University in Saint Louis
Religion and Politics in 20th Century U.S. History
Elizabeth McAlister
Wesleyan University
Afro-Caribbean Religions, Race Theory, Global Evangelicalism
Melani McAlister
The George Washington University
US in the World, Evangelicals in a Global Context, Transnational Culture, Humanitarianism
Carolyn Medine
University of Georgia
Religion and Literature; Theories of Religion; African American Religions and Literatures
Samira Mehta
University of Colorado at Boulder
Religious History in the US, Jewish History in the US, Gender and Sexuality, Religious Diversity
John Modern
Franklin & Marshall College
Religion, Aesthetics, Technology
Deborah Dash Moore
University of Michigan
American Jewish History
Katherine Moran
Johns Hopkins University
Catholicism in U.S. Culture, U.S. Empire, Transnational American Studies
Lincoln Mullen
George Mason University
American Religious History; Digital History
Kristy Nabhan-Warren
University of Iowa
American Religions, Ethnography of Religion, U.S. Latina/o/x Religions, American Catholicisms, Sport
Lynn Neal
Wake Forest University
US Religious History, Religion and Popular Culture
Quincy Newell
Hamilton College
American Religious History; Religion in the American West; Gender, Race, and Religion; Mormon studies
Jerry Park
Baylor University
Racial Identity/ Discrimination/ Stereotype; Religious Identity/ Narratives; Asian Americans
Michael Pasquier
Louisiana State University
American Religious History, American Catholicism, Religion and Environment, Religion in U.S. South
Elaine Peña
George Washington University
Ritual, Borders and Boundaries, Geography of Religion, Performance Theory
Anthony Petro
Boston University
Religion & Politics in the Modern US; Religion & Sexuality; Visual Culture; Religion & Medicine
Amanda Porterfield
Florida State University
American Religious History
Leonard Norman Primiano
Cabrini University
Religion in America Roman Catholicism, Sectarian Religion, Folklore and Religion, Vernacular Religion
Sally Promey
Yale University
Public Display of Religion; Visual/Material Cultures; Materiality, Affect, Spatiality, Modernity
Linda Przybyszewski
University of Notre Dame
Law and Religion, Legal History, Cultural History
Shari Rabin
Oberlin College
American Judaism; Nineteenth-Century American Religion
Kathryn Reklis
Fordham University
Religion and Colonialism, Religion and Aesthetics, Religion and Popular Culture, Protestant History
John Schmalzbauer
Missouri State University
Religion in Higher Education, Popular Culture/Media, Ozarks religion, Religion and Health
Leigh Schmidt
Washington University in St. Louis
Religion and Politics, Secularism, Liberal Religious Movements
Kristin Schwain
University of Missouri
American Art and Religion, Material and Visual Cultures of Religions
David Sehat
Georgia State University
US Intellectual and Cultural History
John Seitz
Fordham University
U.S. Religions, U.S. Catholicism
Lawrence Snyder
Western Kentucky University
North American Religious History, Religious Pluralism, History of Western Christianity
John Stackhouse
Crandall University
Randall Stephens
University of Oslo
American Religion, Pop Music, the American South, Conservatism, Environmental History
Evelyn Sterne
University of Rhode Island
Modern American Religion and Immigration, New Religions, Catholicism, Religion and Politics
Brad Stoddard
McDaniel College
American Religious History, Religion and American Prisons, Method and Theory
Mira Sucharov
Carleton University
Jewish Politics, Israel-Palestine, Op-ed Writing and Social Media Engagement
Matthew Sutton
Washington State University
US Religion, Politics, and Foreign Policy
Stephen Taysom
Cleveland State University
New Religious Movements, American Religion in the long nineteenth century, ritual studies
Douglas Thompson
Mercer University
US History-Twentieth Century, Civil Rights Movement, American Religious History
Scott Thuma
Hartford Seminary
Congregational Studies, Megachurches, Nondenominationalism, US Religious Landscape
T. J. Tomlin
University of Northern Colorado
Early American cultural and Religious History
Daniel Vaca
Brown University
Economy and Society (incl. Business, Consumerism, Inequality), Media, Evangelicalism, Spirituality
Mark Valeri
Washington University in St. Louis
Early America/Reformation
Daisy Vargas
University of Arizona
Latina/o/x Religions; Catholic Studies
Grant Wacker
Duke Divinity School
American Religious History, Especially 20th Century
David Walker
University of California, Santa Barbara
Mormonism, Spiritualism, Technology, Magic, 19th-Century Popular Culture and Religion
Jonathan Walton
Wake Forest University
African American Protestantism, Social and Cultural Theory, Christian Social Ethics
Adrian Weimer
Providence College
Colonial America, Religion and Politics, Puritanism, Resistance Theory
Isaac Weiner
Ohio State University
American religions, religion and sound, religion and law, religious pluralism
Judith Weisenfeld
Princeton University
African American Religious History; Religion and American Film
Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh
Vanderbilt University
Religion and U.S. Slavery, Africana Religions, Women and Religion
Beth Wenger
University of Pennsylvania
Jewish History and Culture; Gender, Ethnic and Religious History
Tisa Wenger
Yale Divinity School
Religion and US Empire; Native American & Indigenous Studies; Religious Freedom in US history
Aubrey Westfall
Wheaton College
Minority Politics, Immigration and citizenship, Religion and Politics, Women and Politics
Christopher White
Vassar College
Religion, Science, Technology, Media, Secularism
Melissa M. Wilcox
University of California, Riverside
Queer & Transgender Studies in Religion; Gender & Sexuality; NRMs; Power, Oppression, and Resistance
Peter Williams
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Architecture, Anglicanism
Rhys Williams
Loyola University Chicago
Politics, Social Movements, Immigration, Race
Ann Wills
Davidson College
U.S. Protestant History and Culture (19th-20th centuries); Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
Jeff Wilson
Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Buddhism in North America, Mindfulness, Unitarian-Universalism
Douglas Winiarski
University of Richmond
Religion in Early America, Popular Religion, Material culture, Native American Religions
Richard Wood
University of New Mexico
Sociology of Religion, Social Movements, Democratic Theory, Ethnographic Methods
David Yamane
Wake Forest University
Sociology of Religion, American Gun Culture
Fenggang Yang
Purdue University
Sociology of Religion, Immigrant Religion, Religion in China
Grace Yukich
Quinnipiac University
Sociology of Religion, Immigration, Race, Social Movements
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