Heather White

Heather White

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., Eastern University

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Professor White's current research investigates a history of Protestant church debates over homosexuality, and it reappraises the involvement of Christian leaders and laity in the history of gay and lesbian movement organizing. Her broader research and teaching interests include theory and method in the study of religion, histories of sexuality and secularism, and religion and social movements in the postwar United States.

Recent Courses
2010-2011 Courses:

Introduction to the Study of Religion
Women and Religion
Religion and LGBT Politics
Religion in the African Diaspora

Selected Publications
American Churches and the Rise of Gay Rights
(in progress; advance contract with the University of North Carolina Press)

"Virtual Believers: Queer Spiritual Practice Online," with Kate O'Riordan in Sally Munt, Kath Browne, and Andrew Yip, eds. Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places (Ashgate Press, 2010)

"Proclaiming Liberation: The Historical Roots of LGBT Religious Organizing," Nova Religio, 11:4 (March 2008), 102-119.

Contact Information

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