Posted on February 26, 2020
Dr. Dana Logan will be joining the Religious Studies Department next year (Fall 2020) as an Assistant Professor.
She is a scholar of American religion and ritual who works on the history of evangelicalism, religion and politics in the nineteenth-century United States, and the experience of ritual in everyday life. Her forthcoming book is titled Awkward Ritual: Sensations of Governance in Protestant Civil Society. Dana also writes about asceticism within American consumerism and corporate culture’s embrace of monasticism. Most recently she has been researching Shaker dancing in the mid-nineteenth century. She also teaches classes on American “cults,” race and religion, and role of religion in celebrity culture.
She is from Boulder, Colorado and received her BA from Reed College, her MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington.