Andrew is a PhD candidate in religious studies, the host of the YouTube channel Religion for Breakfast, and the manager of the religion forum at The Atlantic magazine. His research focuses on magic and demonology in the late antique Mediterranean world.
In this interview, Megan Goodwin examines the current state of public religious studies scholarship. “Public scholar” has become a buzzword in some corners of the discipline of religious studies, variously referring to scholars who share their research to a broader audience on social media platforms, in popular media outlets, or through multimedia such as podcasts and online video. As more scholars have entered these ranks, the broader field has taken notice.