Erik M. Keane; Second Year
Major Interests: I recently graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. My major academic interests include material religion and culture, religioning social movements, religious responses to poverty, religion & sexual violence, American religious history, particularly the Second Great Awakening, secularism, popular/civil religion, religion & medicine, apocalyptic literature, liberation theologies, postwar Vietnam and Cambodia, queer theory, feminist/womanist discourse, Orientalism and postcolonialism. I'm also deeply fascinated with Persian culture and history, from Zoroastrianism and Islamic mysticism to Shia Islam and Baha'u'llah.