Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
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- Lovejoy 346
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Joshua D. Urich studies American religion from the colonial period through the modern day. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Northwestern University. His focus is on how bodily experiences generate religion, including concepts like the sacred, religious worldviews, and religious classifications (saints vs. sinners, for example, or purity vs. pollution). His current research project is a cultural history of suspicion, which examines the role of suspicion in shaping modernity.
“‘But all had great reason to dread!’: Religion, Affect, and Conspiracy in the Stamp Act Crisis,” Church History 91, no. 2 (June 2022).
“Don’t be Ridiculous!: How Ridicule Turns Social Territory into Religious Maps,” American Examples: New Conversations about Religion, Volume 2, Samah Choudhury, Prea Persaud, and Michael J. Altman eds., Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. (forthcoming, 2024)
“The Curious Life of General Jackson’s Horse’s Hair,” Not Even Past, 5/6/2015. http://notevenpast.org/the-curious-life-of-general-stonewall-jacksons-horses-hair/