Kristen Tobey is Assistant Professor of Religion and the Social Sciences at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research treats religious identity formation and communication in the contemporary United States. She is the author of Plowshares: Protest, Performance, and Religious Identity in the Nuclear Age.
Given that popular cultural representations are more likely to shape public perceptions about what the study of religion is and who does it than either direct experience in the classroom or statistics about graduation rates and job placements, we hope that you will agree that we should try to understand what these perceptions are. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Professors Brian Collins and Kristen Tobey about this fascinating and important topic.