Dr. Geoffrey Pollick

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Geoffrey Pollick

gpollick@radford.edu
Hemphill Hall 4207

Ph.D., Drew University

Geoffrey Pollick studies the history and culture of religion in the United States and North America. He teaches courses that explore broad questions of religion’s meanings and uses, including comparative studies of religious difference; surveys of global Christianity and Islam; the relationship between religious identity and healthcare; and advanced courses that consider American religious history and the relationship between religion and culture. 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 the political and social dimensions of women’s ordination during the late nineteenth century, and aesthetic impacts of influences shared between liberal Protestants and secular radicals in the prewar New York Left. Before coming to Radford University, Dr. Pollick held positions at Sweet Briar College, New York University, Kean University, and Drew University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Drew University, an M.A. from Claremont School of Theology, and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound.