Dr Elisha McIntyre holds a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney. Her research interests come under the broad umbrellas of religion and popular culture and New Religious Movements. She has published articles on Hillsong Church, religious kitsch and Christian and Mormon film. She has lectured and tutored for the Department of Studies in Religion and the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Her recent research focuses on religion and humour as expressed in popular religious entertainment and material culture. Currently she is focusing her research on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and working on a book about religious humour for Bloomsbury Publishing.
Dr Elisha McIntyre discusses her research into religion and humour, particularly looking at comedic work The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as a broad range of evangelical comedians. McIntyre discusses the use of religious comedy as a point of entertainment as well as an identity solidifier, evangelical tool, and preaching format within Christianity.