Ph.D. in Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997.
Current: University of North Florida, Philosophy Department
Teaching experience includes courses in Religion and Violence, Religion and Culture, Religion in America, Religion and Politics, Religion and Gender, Sociology of Religion, Theory and Method, and Writing.
Baptist and Methodist Faiths in America, in the Faith in America Series edited by J. Gordon Melton. New York: Facts on File, 2003.
Evangelical Christian Women: War Stories in the Gender Battles. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
"Rank and File Evangelicals and the Activist Elite: Views of Pluralist Democracy," in The Conservative Christian Movement and American Democracy, forthcoming, Russell Sage Foundation.
"Religion and Politics: the impact of the religious right" in Faith in America Charles Lippy, ed. Hartfield Connecticut: Praeger Press, October , 2006.
"Is It Finished? The Passion of the Christ and the Fault Lines in American Christianity" in After The Passion is Gone: American Religious Consequences Shawn Landres and Michael Berenbaum, eds. Alta Mira Press, October 2004.
"Against Univocality: Rereading Ethnographies of Conservative Protestant Women," for a collection of essays on ethnography entitled Personal Knowledge and Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion edited by James Spickard, J. Shawn Landres, and Meredith McGuire. New York University Press, 2002.
"The Thin Line Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Meaning and Community Among Jimmy Buffett’s Parrotheads, in a collection of essays entitled God is in the Details: Religion and Popular Culture in America, edited by Eric Mazur and Kate McCarthy. Routledge Press, 2000.
"Which Tradition, Which Values? Gender in American Protestant Fundamentalism" Contention: Journal for Religion , Culture and Values Vol.4, No.2, Winter 1995.
"Bringing Tocqueville In" in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol.31, No.4, December 1992, 395. With Lisle Dalton et al.
"Women in Evangelicalism," Encyclopedia of Religion and American Cultures Gary Laderman and Luis Leon, eds. ABC-CLIO, 2003.
"Contemporary Christian Worship Music," in Religions in America in Practice, Colleen McDannell ed. Princeton University Press, 2002.
"Dominion Theology," "Male Headship," "Christian Reconstructionism," "Theonomy," in Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism Brenda Brasher ed. Routledge Press, 2001.
"On Collegiality and Gender: a Rejoinder to the AAUP Statement Regarding Academic Freedom and Tenure," in the Bulletin of the Council of the Societies for the Study of Religion, April 2000 (volume 29m number 2).
"Glossolalia,” “Christian Reconstructionism," "Televangelism," in Contemporary American Religion, Wade Clark Roof, ed., New York” MacMillan Publishing Company, 2000.
"Pre-millennialism," in Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, William H. Swatos, ed., Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Publishing, 1998.
"Christian School Movement" with Matthew C. Moen in Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, William H. Swatos, ed., Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Publishing, 1998.
2007 Loyal Rue, Religion is not About God New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006, forthcoming in Religion.
2006 Donald T. Critchlow, Phyllis Schlafley and Grassroots Conservatism, Princeton, Princeton University Press, Church History September 2006.
2005 Stephen Prothero, American Jesus: how the Son of God became a national icon, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, History of Religions, volume 45 (2006), Spring, pages 263–264
2005 John P. Bartkowski, The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers, and Godly Men, New Brunswick:Rutgers University Press, 2005, The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion December.
2000 Willi Braun and Russell McCutcheon Guide to the Study of Religion New York: Cassel, 2000 in Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 13, 422-429.
2000 Janet Bennion, Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormon Polygamy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol.39.3,387.
1997 Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby, The Fundamentalism Project: Fundamentalisms Comprehended, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996 in a review symposium for the Review of Religious Research Vol.39, No.1,70.
1994 William J. Swatos, ed. Gender and Religion New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1994 in Review of Religious Research Vol.36, No.1, 95.
1994 Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt, Religious Violence and Abortion Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1993 in Terrorism and Political Violence Vol.6, No.1, 98.
1993 Melinda Bollar Wagner, God's Schools: Choice and Compromise in American Society New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990 in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol.33, No.1, 93.
Works in Progress
Religion and Politics: The Impact of the Religious Right. Book Panel Discussion: Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, New Directions.Hartfield Connecticut: Praeger 2006 edited by Charles Lippy Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion November 2-4, Tampa Florida.
"Building the Kingdom of God: Christian Reconstruction and the Religious Right in America," a book length project.
"Missionary Position: a Study of Evangelicals and Sex," a book length project.
Fellowships, Awards and Funded Research
Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of North Florida, 2007
Consultant, Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice (PCIP.) Diana Butler Bass, Principal Investigator, project funded by the Eli Lilly Endowment, 2003-5
Research Assistant, "Religion and Civic Order." Wade Clark Roof, John Orr and Donald E. Miller, Principal Investigators. Funded by the Haynes Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, 1994.
Research Assistant, "Religion in Los Angeles." Wade Clark Roof and J. Gordon Melton, Principal Investigators. Funded by Pew Charitable Trust, 1993-94 and Spring 1996.
September 2007 “Jax Beach Resident Studies a Variety of World’s Religions and Teaches Students,” Kathy Nicolletti The Beaches Leader
"Southwestern Baptist Seminary offers Homemaking Course," Stephanie Simon, The Los Angeles Times
June 2007 "The Changing Face of Faith" Amy Matzke Concord-Kannapolis Independent Tribune Kannapolis, NC
May 2007 The Death of Jerry Falwell, in-studio WJXT Ch. 4 and CBS 47/WAWS fox 30
April 2007 "I Suffer Not a Woman to Teach," Thomas Bartlett, Chronicle of Higher Education and subsequent invitation to participate in the Chronicle’s on-line Colloquy in a discussion of my book "Evangelical Christian Women."
September 2006 "Muscular Christianity," John Chadwick, The Bergen Record
August 2006 "Israel’s Fight Spurs Talk of Prophecy," Jeff Brumley, Florida Times Union
"Christian School Movement," Brett Buckner, The Anniston Star
July 2006 "A Televangelists Loss of Faith," Sherri Day, St. Petersburg Times
"Reality TV Gets Religion," Sherri Day, St. Petersburg Times
January 2006 "The DaVinci Code," Cathy Hartman, The Beaches Leader
December 2005 "The History of Christmas," News4Jax
August 2005 Salon.com, interview with Emily Buiso for an article on conservative Christian women and higher education.
July 2005 "Contemporary Televangelism," interview with John Leland, New York Times
November 2004 Writer’s Block, First Coast News interview on Evangelical Christian Women
November 2003 "'The DaVinci Code' Stirs Debate on Christ" Jamie Muro, First Coast News
November 2003 "Evangelist Hinn Coming to Waco; Preacher 'Charlatan' to Some. A Great Healer to Others" Terri Jo Ryan, Waco Tribune
August 2002 Catherine Lee, September 11 Revisited, Tuscaloosa News
July 2002 Vicki Haddock, Ashcroft, Assemblies of God, and the War on Terrorism, San Francisco Chronicle
October 2001 Religion Violence and Islam in America, Jax Journal Cox Radio Stations
October 2001 Religion Violence and Islam in America, live in-studio interview First Coast News
October 2001 Panel discussion: Faces of Islam, UNF International Center and Multicultural Affairs
September 2001 Panel discussion on The Events of September 11, UNF Student Government
February 2001 John Strong, "Fundamentalist Women," ATT & T Broadband cable, CH 24
November 2000 interview on the Electoral College, KY3
November 2000 Election night live coverage, KSPR33 TV
November 2000 Missy Shelton, interview on Christian Coalition voter guides, KSMU
October 2000 Interview on appointment of Jean Carnahan as "candidate," KTTS
September 2000 Jack Wang, interview Prayer in Schools, KY3 TV
September 2000 Don Hendricks, "SMS and You," on Religion and Politics, KSMU
August 2000 Missy Shelton, interview on Religion and Politics, KSMU
December 1999 Missy Shelton, interview on millennialism, KSMU
October 1999 Jaimie Green, “College Close-up,” Cable 24, SMSU
May 1999 Eugene Stockstill, Prayer in Schools, The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi)
Papers, Panel Discussions, and Invited Lectures
July 2007 "Premillennialism, Postmillennialism and the New Christian Right," Centre for Millennialism Studies, Conference on Millennialism. Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England
April, 2007 "Rank and File Evangelicals and the Activist Elite" by invitation to the conference on The Conservative Christian Movement and American Democracy, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation.
January 2006 "Examining Fundamentalism" First Coast Free Thought Society.
March 2005 "Underlying Terror," a symposium at the International Association for the History of Religions meeting in Tokyo.
October 2004 "Building God’s Kingdom," UNF Faculty Seminar
November 9, 2004 "Violence in The Passion of the Christ: Fault Lines and Conflicts within American Christianities" for the University of Alabama Religious Studies Department Religion in Culture Lecture Series.
April 15, 2004 "The Religious Right's Hopes Fears and Dreams" for the Spring symposium at the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan
February 20, 2004 "Context, Academic Respectability and Intellectual Honesty" for the Teacher and Religion Conference at the University of Chicago
November, 2003 "After it Went to Press," a paper on further theoretical reflections following the completion of my book manuscript. Presented to the annual meeting of Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
November 2003 A panel participant for a discussion of the role of theory and method in the religious studies curriculum at the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Religion
November 2002 "Visions of Dixie: the 'Stars and Bars' in Popular Culture," a paper presented to the annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
"Core Issues in the Ethnography of Religion," a panel discussion at the annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
March 2002 "War Stories: Gender Conflict in conservative American Protestantism," an invited lecture in the Religion in Culture Lecture Series at the University of Alabama
November 2001 “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Other Gender Myths,” presented to the annual meeting of the North American Association for the study of Religion.
September 2001 Panel Discussion on Terrorism and the World Trade Center Attack, sponsored by University of North Florida Student Government.
April 2000 Guest Lecture on the debate over Creationism and Evolution, GEP 397 SMSU Capstone Course on Science & Culture, taught by Julie Johnson and Bob Thurman.
March 2000 "Women in Religion," Women's History Month panel discussion, for the Women's Studies Program at SMSU.
November 1999 "The F-Word (Feminism) Uppity Women and Conflict over Fundamentalist Gender Discourse," a paper to be presented as part of a panel discussion entitled “Bordering on Ethnography: Re-mapping the Social Scientific Study of Religion” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Convener/Discussant "Gender and Religious Traditions," a panel discussion for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Convener, God Gave Us the Right, by Christel Manning, author meets critics session for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
March 1999 "Fundamentalism, Gender Conflict and Cultural Production," invited lecture to the Religious Studies Departmental Colloquium, Rhodes College
November 1998 "The Christian Reconstruction Movement: Re-Visiting the Origins of the Religious Right," a paper presented as part of a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Convener/Discussant "Religion as Cultural Production: Comparative Historical Perspectives," a panel discussion for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
February 1998 "Christian Reconstruction and the Religious Right," an invited lecture presented to the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan College
March 1997 "The Costs of Being a Pioneer: Evangelical Feminists Break the Rules," presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion: Western Region
November 1996 "Wheeler Revisited: The Gendered Nature of the Religious Culture Created by Evangelicals," presented to the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Nashville, TN
November 1995 "Bringing Feminism Home: Fighting the Enemy Within," presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, PA.
October 1995 "Women and the Two-Party Paradigm of Protestantism," a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, St Louis MO
June 1995 "Evangelical Feminism: A Challenge to the Culture Wars Thesis," presented at "Are There Two Parties Today? American Protestantism Since 1960," a juried conference held at Messiah College, Grantham PA.
March 1995 "To Speak or Not to Speak: Thoughts on the Construction of Gender Ideology in American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism," presented to the American Academy of Religion Western Region.
January 1995 "Debunking Myths About American Evangelicalism," guest lecture in course on Religion in Modern America taught by Wade Clark Roof at the University of California Santa Barbara.
November 1994 "Corpus Christi: The Holy War Over the Body in Public Space," with Eric Mazur, presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago IL.
October 1994 "Gender Issues in Evangelicalism as Conflict Within the Tradition," presented to the Annual Meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Albuquerque NM.
April 1994 "Male and Female Created He Them: Gender in American Protestant Fundamentalism," presented to the "International Conference on Fundamentalism," University of California Los Angeles.
November 1993 "From Right-to-Life to Anti-Gay Rights: Shifting Traditional Family Values," presented to the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Raleigh NC.
May 1993 "Religious Outsiders: Buddhists, Muslims, and Evangelical Christians," presented to the "Religions in Los Angeles Conference," University of California Los Angeles.
March 1993 "Worldviews in Conflict: The State of Nebraska vs. Faith Baptist Church," presented to the American Academy of Religion Western Region.
November 1992 "Higher Law: Operation Rescue and the Sanctuary Movement," presented to Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco CA.
November 1992 "Lost in the Cultural Shuffle: Changes in Redemptive Institutions," presented to Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Washington DC.
Academic Professional Associations
American Academy of Religion
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Membership Committee member 2007-2008
Religious Studies Program Coordinator
Wade Clark Roof, J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society
Randall Balmer, Professor and Chair
Edward Tabor Linenthal, Professor of American Religion and Culture
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