Righting America

A forum for scholarly conversation about Christianity, culture, and politics in the US

Elesha Coffman

Assistant Professor of History, Baylor University

Elesha Coffman teaches modern U.S. and intellectual history at Baylor. She graduated from Wheaton College and worked at Christianity Today International before completing her PhD at Duke University. Her scholarly interests include American evangelical and mainline Protestant traditions, print media, assessments of cultural influence, and religious constructions of gender. She is writing a spiritual biography of the anthropologist Margaret Mead for the Oxford University Press “Spiritual Lives” series, edited by Timothy Larsen.

Featured Publications

“‘You Cannot Fool the Electronic Eye’: Billy Graham and Media,” in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim, eds. Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, and Anne Blue Wills (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 197-215. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/billy-graham-9780190683528?cc=us&lang=en&

with Timothy D. Grundmeier, “Print Media and Religion in America,” in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion in America, eds. John Corrigan and Philip Goff (Oxford University Press), http://religion.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-451

Christ and Cultureand Christian Historiography” Fides et Historia 49.1 (Winter/Spring 2017), 105-108.

The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline. Oxford University Press, 2013