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Travis Cooper



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Travis Cooper entered the Religious Studies program in 2011. He is working on a joint PhD in Religious Studies and Anthropology. Travis is currently doing ethnographic research for his dissertation in emerging quasi-evangelical communities in the North American Midwest and is interested broadly in religion in modernity, identity construction, authority and subversion, ritual and theological eclecticism, language, media, and discourse. Prior to entering the program at Indiana University, Travis completed an MA in Religious Studies at Missouri State University.


/"Benny Hinn's Media Empire: Image and Presence in Global Televangelism" Symposia 6 (2014): 1-14

“Marjoe Gortner, Imposter Revivalist: Towards a Cognitive Theory of Religious Misbehavior,” PentecoStudies 12.1 (2013): 83-105.

“‘Cooking with Gordon’: Food, Health, and the Elasticity of Evangelical Gender Roles (and Belt Sizes) on the 700 Club,” Religion & Gender 3.1 (2013): 108-124.

“Objects and the Shaping of Assemblies of God Identity,” Heritage 33 (2013): 54-61.

“On the Uses of ‘Data’ (Religion Snapshots),” Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.1 (2014): 37-39 (with James Dennis LoRusso, Ian Brown, Tenzan Eaghll, Karen de Vries, Eoin O’Mahony, Kelly Baker, Kenneth MacKendrick, and Kate Daley-Bailey).


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