Chapter 2

You can learn a bit about the various guests who have contributed to the Culture on the Edge peer review blog in the second phase of the project below.

Andie Alexander is a doctoral student in American Religious Cultures at Emory University. Her research focuses on identity construction, boundary formation, nationalism, and discourses on classification in the U.S. She also contributes to the Studying Religion in Culture Grad blog. Read her posts here. Andie is also the Online Curator here at Culture on the Edge.

Ian Alexander Cuthbertson is Baker Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen’s University and is interested in examining the political and social processes that permit certain beliefs and behaviours to earn the designation ‘religion’ and cause others to be categorized instead as magic or superstition.

Jason W. M. Ellsworth is a doctoral student in the Sociology and Social Anthropology Department at Dalhousie University and is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Prince Edward Island in both the Religious Studies and Sociology & Anthropology Departments. His research interests include the anthropology of religion, Buddhism in North America, marketing & economy, the anthropology of food, and transnationalism.

Nicole Goulet is an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on constructions of religion in relation to race, class, and gender.

Daniel Jones is a graduate student in Religious Studies at Missouri State University. His research analyzes discourses on nature, religion, and human-being.

Craig R. Prentiss is a Professor of Religious Studies at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II (NYU Press).

Martin Shuster is Director of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, where he is a member of the Center for Geographies of Justice and Cultures. In addition to many articles, he is the author of Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity (University of Chicago, 2014) and the forthcoming, New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre (University of Chicago). With Anne O’Byrne, he is presently finishing putting together an edited collection called Logics of Genocide: The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World (Indiana University Press). He is also the general editor of Adorno Studies. You can find more about him here.

Lissa Skitolsky is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. Her research draws on work in Continental philosophy, genocide studies, and hip hop studies to analyze our cultural and political responses to mass violence and expose discursive practices that normalize genocidal patterns of state violence.  She is currently working on a manuscript, “Hip Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony: Can I Get a Witness?” that is under contract with Lexington Books for their series in Philosophy of Race.

Stacie Swain is a doctoral student in Political Science specializing in the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program at the University of Victoria. Her research examines the politics of religion and related categories in contemporary Canada with a focus upon the discursive practices of Indigenous peoples, state actors, and mainstream media.