Category: Authors

Nancy D. Wadsworth

Nancy D. Wadsworth is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver and author of Ambivalent Miracles Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing. She has also written about zombies in Political Research Quarterly and The Popular Culture Studies Journal.


Shannon McRae

Shannon McRae is a professor of English at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Her interests include 20th century literature and culture, American popular culture and popular religions, mythology, and folklore. Her work on the House of David is part of an ongoing book project on the intersections between non-mainstream religious experience, popular […]


Rebecca Laird

Rebecca Laird, D.Min. is Professor of Christian Ministry and Practice at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She is author of Ordained Women in the Church of the Nazarene and teaches pastoral ministry, spiritual formation and a general education course, “Women in the Christian Tradition.”


June McDaniel

June McDaniel is Professor Emerita in the field of History of Religions, in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston. She is the author of three books on India, a co-edited volume on mysticism, a co-edited volume on Hindu religious experience, a book on current views of ecstasy in the field of […]


Orianne Aymard

Orianne Aymard (Ph.D.) is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Indian and South Asian Studies (CERIAS), in Montreal, Canada. She was previously a Visiting Scholar at the South Asia Institute at Columbia University, and is the author of When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death, published by Oxford University Press (OUP) […]


Marloes Janson

Marloes Janson is Reader in West African Anthropology and Associate Director of Research at SOAS University of London. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her research is at the intersection of anthropology and religion, and the Gambia and Nigeria are her areas of ethnographic specialization. Her monograph Religious Assemblages […]


Alison Robertson

Alison Robertson is a research associate with at the Open University. She recently completed her doctorate exploring BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Submission and Masochism) as a lived form of religion. She is interested in the places where the lines commonly drawn between categories (such as ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’) become blurred or ambiguous and in how such […]


Jane Via

Jane Via earned her B.A. in Spanish language and literature from Purdue University (1969), her Ph.D. in Theology from Marquette University (New Testament Studies, 1976) and her J.D. from the University of San Diego (1982) while teaching in the Religious Studies Department at USD.  Via subsequently left teaching and practiced law for 27 years. She […]


Christine M. Robinson

Christine M. Robinson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Justice Studies at James Madison University in Virginia. Her scholarly areas are social justice; sexual orientation, gender identity, and policy; and environmental justice.


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