Contributions: Adrienne Nock Ambrose
Adrienne Nock Ambrose is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Her research interests include traditions of Marian devotion, American Catholicism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and visual culture and religion. Her book, Hollywood: Lights, Camera, and Catholics in the Age of American Spectacle is under contract with Fortress Press.
Contributions: Lloyd Barba
Lloyd Barba is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and core faculty in Latinx and Latin American Studies at Amherst College. His book, Sowing the Sacred: Mexican Pentecostal Farmworkers in California (Oxford University Press, 2022), uses photographs and oral histories of early and mid-century Mexican Pentecostal farmworkers to render counter-narratives of their religious and cultural productions.
Contributions: James S. Bielo
James S. Bielo is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of five books, most recently, Materializing the Bible: Scripture, Sensation, Place (Bloomsbury, 2021).
Contributions: Katherine Dugan
Katherine Dugan is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Springfield College in Western Massachusetts. She is the author of Millennial Missionaries: How a Group of Young Catholics Is Trying to Make Catholicism Cool (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Contributions: David J. Endres
David J. Endres, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is Academic Dean and Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology in Cincinnati. In 2018, he was the preacher for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation’s largest annual event, the novena culminating in the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.
Contributions: Kayla Harris
Kayla Harris is the Director of the Marian Library and Associate Professor at the University of Dayton. Her research interests include teaching with primary sources and digital humanities projects.
Contributions: Patrick J. Hayes
Patrick J. Hayes is the archivist for the Redemptorists and is based in Philadelphia. He has taught at several Catholic colleges in the United States and, in 2010, was a visiting professor at the University of Makeni in Sierra Leone. The author or editor of five books, as well as numerous essays and reviews, Hayes serves on the board of managers of the American Catholic Historical Society.
Contributions: Joseph Laycock
Joseph P. Laycock is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Texas State University. He is a co-editor for the journal Nova Religio. His recent books include Speak of the Devil: How the Satanic Temple Is Changing the Way We Talk About Religion (2020) and The Penguin Book of Exorcisms (2020).
Contributions: Karen E. Park
Karen E. Park is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. She has written widely on Marian devotion and shrines and American religion and popular culture. She holds a PhD from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
Contributions: Terry Rey
Terry Rey was formerly Professeur de sociologie des religions at l’Université d’État d’Haïti and is currently Professor of Religion at Temple University. He is the author of over one hundred scholarly articles, chapters, and reviews, and author or editor of eight books, including Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy (Routledge 2007) and The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Contributions: Stephen Selka
Stephen Selka received his PhD in cultural anthropology from the University at Albany, SUNY. He is currently an Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Indiana University. His work focuses on religion and race in the Americas, particularly Brazil and the United States.
Contributions: Claire Vaughn
Claire Vaughn is a recent graduate of Miami University. She majored in Anthropology with a focus in linguistic anthropology and religious studies. She is a coauthor of “Materializing the Bible: A Digital Scholarship Project from the Anthropology of Religion,” with Dr. James S. Bielo, and is currently pursuing graduate programs to further foster her commitment to religious and anthropological studies.
Contributions: Andrew Walker-Cornetta
Andrew Walker-Cornetta is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His research explores cultural locations of disability as sites of religious practice. He is currently working on a book manuscript about U.S. Catholics and cognitive impairment in the middle of the twentieth century. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, and he is currently part of an emerging scholar cohort at Indiana University’s Center on Religion and the Human.