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Rachel McBride Lindsey

religious studies + visual studies + american studies

I am a scholar of American religion in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. My scholarship focuses on material and visual cultures of religion, particularly in relation to visual regimes of race and nation, and traverses disciplinary frameworks of visual studies, American studies, and religious studies. My book, A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, is published by the University of North Carolina Press and is part of a companion digital project with Material and Visual Cultures of Religion at Yale University. 

Since 2016, I have been working with teams of SLU undergraduates to pilot a web-based interactive project on religion in Saint Louis called Arch City Religion. Please feel free to peruse the content on this site for publications, teaching material, and speaking engagements. For questions or media inquiries, including those related to Arch City Religion, please contact me at rachel (dot) lindsey (at) slu (dot) edu or follow me on Twitter.

Assistant Professor of American Religion, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University