Guest
Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies & American Studies

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April 9, 2014
Guest: Hélène Landemore, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subject: Re-thinking democracy in the 21st Century

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April 2, 2014
Guest: Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization
Subject: Urbanization, global change, and sustainability

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March 26, 2014
Guest: Andrew Quintman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Subject: The Yogin and the Madman

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February 26, 2014
Guest: Chloe Starr, Assistant Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology
Subject: Chinese Intellectual Christianity

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February 19, 2014
Guest: Aaron Gerow, Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Subject: History of Japanese film theory

 

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Episode: January 15, 2014

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Kathryn Lofton is a historian of religion with a particular focus on the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. Through studies of preachers and parents, bathing soap and office cubicles, evangelicalism and liberal theology, Professor Lofton has developed a portrait of religion in America that emphasizes the formation of religion through new technologies, renegade manifestos, and the cornucopia of cultural practices that contribute to social identity in the modern world. We talk with her about her new book, Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon.

Learn more about Kathryn Lofton.