Guest
Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies & American Studies

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October 22, 2014
Guest: Carlos Eire, Professor of History and Religious Studies
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October 15, 2014
Guest: Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya
Subject: The state of democracy in Africa

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October 8, 2014
Guest: Catherine Panter-Brick, Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs
Subject: The role fathers play in parenting

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Guest: Vladimir Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Subject: The Black Russian

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May 14, 2014
Guest: Douglas Rogers, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Oil Culture: Producing the New Russia

 

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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.