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- Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
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- Religious History of the United States, Evangelicalism in the United States, Periodical Studies, US Social History
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- About Me
I am a historian and religious studies scholar, working at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the University of Mainz in Germany. I studied in Germany and the United States and completed doctoral work at the University of Münster. From 2013 to 2019, I was part of the DFG research group “Un/doing Differences: Practices in Human Differentiation” in Mainz, researching practices of inclusion and exclusion in religious periodicals. I have published on evangelical history and periodical cultures and my book on evangelical magazines in the 1970s and 1980s is under contract with Alabama University Press. For my new project, I am exploring topics is social and labor/economic history.
- Recent Publications
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. The Evangelicalism Project: Visions of Spiritual Community in Evangelical Magazines during the 1970s and 1980s. Alabama University Press. Under contract.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Religionskunde in Rheinland-Pfalz.” Ed. Wanda Alberts et al. Religionskunde in Deutschland. Forthcoming.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Combating Caustic Communication with Truth and Beauty: Christianity Today, Beautiful Orthodoxy, and US-Culture.” Eds. Stefan Gelfgren and Daniel Lindmark. Strong Religion and Mainstream Culture: Opposition, Negotiation, and Adaption. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges. Forthcoming.
Scheiding, Oliver and Anja-Maria Bassimir. “Under the Cover of Religious Periodicals: Editorial Practice and Magazine Production.” Eds. Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, and Björn von Rimscha. Periodicals in Focus: Methodological Approaches and Theoretical Frameworks. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2019. Studies in Periodical Cultures Vol. 1. Forthcoming.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria and Elesha Coffman. “White evangelicals once admitted they were wrong about Nixon. Will Trump come next?” Washington Post. 21. August 2019.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Definition – Macht – Evangelikal: Standortbestimmung zum gegenwärtigen US-amerikanischen Evangelikalismus.” Amerikastudien/ American Studies, Vol. 63 (2018).
Bassimir, Anja-Maria and Kathrin Kohle. “Evangelikale und Massenmedien, Strukturen in den USA.” Eds. Frederik Elwert et al. Handbuch Evangelikalismus. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2017.
Scheiding, Oliver and Anja-Maria Bassimir, eds. The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts. Cambridge Scholars. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Evangelical Magazines in a Digital Age.” Eds. Oliver Scheiding and Anja-Maria Bassimir. The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts. Cambridge Scholars. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017.
Bassimir, Anja-Maria. “Worshipping Washington: Evangelikale und Zivilreligion.” Eds. Heike Bungert and Jana Weiß. Zivilreligion in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2017.
Scheiding, Oliver and Anja-Maria Bassimir. “Religion – Schrift – Differenz: Materialität und Presseforschung im Spiegel evangelikaler Zeitschriften der USA.” Eds. Herbert Kalthoff et al. Materialität: Herausforderung für die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2016.
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- Expertise by Geography
- United States
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- 20th century
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- Labor, Religion