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Candler School of Theology, Emory University
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United States religious history, southern history, welfare history, rural history, religion and politics in the 20th-21st century United States
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About Me

I’m Associate Professor of American Religious History at Candler School of Theology, with interests in American religions as they relate to politics, wealth and poverty, race and ethnicity, the environment, and the modern rural South.

Recent Publications

“Pine Knot Woman,” The Immanent Frame, February 21, 2018. Part of TIF’s “Is This All There Is?” 10th Anniversary Project.

No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

“Radical Christianity and Cooperative Economics in the Post World War II South.” In Between the Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class, edited by Christopher Cantwell, Heath Carter, and Janine Giordano Drake. University of Illinois Press, 2016: 167-191.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Politics, Race, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History