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Emily Stratton


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Emily Stratton entered Indiana University's Department of Religious Studies as a PhD student in 2013. With a primary focus upon contemporary African Christianities, she is also pursuing a PhD minor in African Studies and is active in the university's African Studies Program. Her interests include relationships between religion and economics, mass media, and the public sphere, as well as questions of religious authenticity, identity construction, scholarly taxonomies, and broader trends in Christianities around the world. She earned an M.A. in Religious Studies and a graduate certificate in African Studies from the University of Kansas in 2013, and a B.A. in Religion from Pacific Lutheran University in 2008.


"African, Christian, Fake? Explorations in Religious Authenticity." The Religious Studies Project. January 22, 2015.

"Organic, Authentic, Relevant: A New Era of Evangelicalism in America's Heartland." The Religion in Kansas Project. August 2013.


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