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Anthropology of Religion

CLASS RESEARCH PROJECTS

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Religion and Presidential Politics

2008

 

Radford City's Black Churches and the Mountain View Cemetery

2006

 

Religion and Humor

2004

 

Religion and Conflict

1994, 2002

 

Y2K of the Gods

2000

 
  PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Mountain View Cemetery

2006-2008

STUDENTS Jessica Baciu, Louis Campbell, JinAhClark, Daniel DiMichele, Brittony Fitzgerald, Rachel Fortune, Nicolas Fotenos, Ashley Garner, Judith Gilmore, Christina Giraldi, Morgan Hawkins, Ashley Herwald, Dustin Kia, Adam Long, Ayan Mobley, Kassandra Nelson, Timothy Pruitt, Kerry Taylor, Christine Tutwiler, and Milissia Webb.  PRIDE AND PRESERVATION:  MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.  Radford University and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2008.

Religion and Coal Mining

1998

STUDENTS Daly, Tami, Marc Eaton, Melissa Lamb, and Dana Stein.  “Churches and the Attachment to Place in Former Coal-Mining Communities of the New River Valley of Virginia,” presented at the Appalachian Studies Conference, Abingdon, Virginia, March 19-21, 1999; presented at the Virginia Social Science Association meeting, Radford, Virginia, March 26-27, 1999; presented at the Blue Ridge Symposium, Explore Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia, April 10, 1999.

Religion in Community Newspapers

1996

STUDENTS Brooks, Jerusha, Julia Everett and Melinda Bollar Wagner.  "The Production of Public Religion in Community Newspapers," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Nashville, Tennessee, October 1997.

STUDENTS Brooks, Jerusha, Julia Everett and Melinda Bollar Wagner.  "Public Religion in Community Newspapers:  Appalachia and Non-Appalachia Compared,"

Appalachian Studies Conference, Ft. Mitchell, KY, March 14-16, 1997.

Religion and Popular Culture

1992

(See article below)

Wagner, Melinda Bollar.  "Cultural Parallelism Across the Sacred/Secular Divide:  If the Medium is the Message, What are the Conservative Christians Saying?," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 29-31, 1993.

STUDENT Laferty, Matt.  "Film at Eleven:  Christian Television News Magazines," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 29-31, 1993.

STUDENT Sutherland, Allison.  "And They All Lived Happily Ever After:  Conservative Christian Children's Media," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 29-31, 1993.