Courses Taught

  • African-American Religious History (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • African American Women and Religion (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • American Religious Utopias and Communal Experiments (Graduate)
  • Black Gods and Utopian Visions (Graduate)
  • Black Women in America
  • Catholics in America
  • “Cult” Controversies in America
  • Evangelicalism in America
  • Gods of the City: Religion in New York
  • Introduction to African-American History and Culture
  • Paradigms in Feminist Inquiry: Black Feminism in the Americas (Graduate)
  • Race and Religion in America
  • Religion and American Film
  • Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Religion in American Society
  • Religion in Twentieth-Century America (Graduate)
  • Religion, Space, and Place in America (Graduate)
  • Religious Visual and Material Culture
  • Visual and Material Cultures of American Religions (Graduate)

Dissertations Advised

Leslie Ribovich, “Moral Education in Devotion’s Wake: A History of Teaching Religion, Morality, and Race in 1950s and 1960s New York City Public Schools” (2017)

Kurt F. Adams, “How Firm a Foundation: ‘The Methodist Building’ and Constructions of Public Protestantism, 1916-1936” (2017)

Vaughn A. Booker, “‘Is That Religion?’ The Jazz Profession and Afro-Protestant Cultural Representation” (2016)

Rachel Beth Gross, “Objects of Affection: The Material Religion of American Jewish Nostalgia” (2014)

Ryan P. Harper, “A Sort of Homecoming: The Gaithers and Southern Gospel into the Twenty-First Century” (2013)

Rachel McBride Lindsey, “A Communion of Shadows: Vernacular Photography and the Material Archives of Nineteenth-Century American Religion” (2012)