Andie Alexander is a doctoral student in American Religious Cultures at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is interested in identity construction, boundary formation, and rhetorics of experience. Her work examines the ways in which post-9/11 rhetorics of inclusivity and pluralism implicitly Americanize and Protestantize Muslims in the US.
Andie works as an RSP Website Editor and Transcript Editor as well as being an occasional podcast contributor. She currently serves on the Executive Council of the North American Association for the Study of Religion. Andie is also a member of the international scholarly collaborative Culture on the Edge and is the Online Curator of that blog. Her website can be accessed here.
What happens when scholars take seriously the human-focused study of religious practices? In this episode, Willi Braun joins Andie Alexander to discuss the importance of critical approaches in the study of religion.
In the RSP’s first episode on Jainism, Dr. Ellen Gough joins Andie Alexander to discuss what she terms “tantracization,” a method for thinking about the process of establishing something as tantric.
Who will be the weakest link in our 2020 MidYear Special?!
In this October 2020 episode of Discourse!, Andie Alexander, Hina Muneeruddin, and Leslie Dorrough Smith explore ideas of infantile citizens, political debates as spectacle, rhetoric as bumper bowling, fist-fighting viruses, and fake news in the discourses surrounding the US Presidential election.
Aaron Hughes, the keynote speaker for the #JZSatNTNU Conference in Trondheim, Norway, talks with the RSP about the legacy of Jonathan Z. Smith's work for the field of religious studies.