Dr. Geoffrey Pollick

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Geoffrey Pollick

gpollick@radford.edu
CHBS 4207

Ph.D., Drew University

Geoffrey Pollick studies the history and culture of religion in America. He teaches courses that explore broad questions of religion's meanings and uses; comparative studies of religious difference; American religious history; surveys of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; religion in Latin America; and courses that consider the relationship between religion and the secular, and the role and definition of religious tolerance and intolerance. His scholarship emphasizes religion’s entanglements with political radicalism in the United States; the role and dimensions of religious liberalism; women’s religious leadership; critical theory and cultural history of religion; and religion in popular culture. His current research projects explore mutual influences between liberal Protestants and secular radicals in the prewar New York Left; the political and social dimensions of women’s ordination during the late nineteenth century; and the effects of consumer practice on collective identity formation among late-twentieth-century U.S. evangelical Christians.  Before coming to Radford University, Dr. Pollick held positions at Sweet Briar College, New York University, Kean University, and Drew University.