Elisha McIntyre holds a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney. Her research interests come under the broad umbrella of religion and popular culture with a particular emphasis on religion in the contemporary Western world. She has published articles on Hillsong Church, religious kitsch and Christian and Mormon film. Her most recent research focuses on religion and humour as expressed in popular religious entertainment and material culture. Currently she is focusing her research on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and working on a book about religious humour.