Andie Alexander, who earned her BA in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama (2012) and MA at CU Boulder (2017), is pursuing her PhD in American Religious Cultures at Emory University.
Her research focuses on identity construction, boundary formation, nationalism, and discourses on classification by examining Italian immigration to the U.S., in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as Irish immigration before that, as a way to explore the establishment of a what is now seen as a successful minority in the U.S.: American Catholicism. She has two forthcoming publications (2017), an invited contribution to Steven Ramey’s edited volume Fabricating Difference (Equinox Publishers) and a chapter co-authored with Russell McCutcheon in Craig Martin and Brad Stoddard’s Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Clichés (Bloomsbury).
Andie joined Culture on the Edge in 2013 as its online Curator, responsible for scheduling posts and making sure that we know how to spell properly. Working for Culture on the Edge, she’s caught the blogging bug and has written a few posts for Studying Religion in Culture‘s Grad Blog. As of 2017, she has become a Guest Contributor here at the Edge. Read her posts here.
Andie also assisted the members of Culture on the Edge to record their podcast in Chicago (November 2012).