Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Northern Iowa
Website URL
Religion and politics in US (1875-present); Religion and US foreign relations (long 20th century); Protestant liberalism and Social Gospel
Additional Contact Information
On leave until August 20, 2018

Personal Info

About Me

Cara Burnidge is assistant professor of religion in the Department of Philosophy & World Religions at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She specializes in the history of religion in the United States with special attention to US foreign relations, empire, and national identity. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Burnidge edits Religion in American History. In 2015, she was selected as a Young Scholar of American Religion.

Recent Publications

A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)

“Religious Influences on US Foreign Relations,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (2016),

“US Foreign Relations and American Religious Liberalism,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion (2017),

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Diplomacy, Government, Politics, Religion