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Rebecca Barrett-Fox | Righting America

Rebecca Barrett-Fox

Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University

A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Barrett-Fox attended college at Juniata College in Huntingdon before pursuing her PhD in American studies at the University of Kansas. She taught at Hesston College and Bethel College and, since 2013, has been part of the sociology faculty and an affiliate of women’s and gender studies at Arkansas State University. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on religion, sexuality, race and ethnicity, gender, and conservative social and political movements. She loves field research, cooking, and working with other writers to hone their craft. She blogs about her research and about higher ed at AnyGoodThing.com and co-authors a blog about religion, politics, and culture “from a (mostly) Mennonite perspective” with Joel Mathis, Sixoh6.com.

Featured Publications

“Comic, Tragic, and Burlesque Burkean Responses to Hate: Notes from Counterprotests of Antigay Pickets.” Contention 6, no. 1 (Summer 2018): 23-48.

“The Bible and the Religious Right.” Handbook of the Bible in America. Oxford University Press. Edited by Paul Gutjahr. 2017.

“Constraints and Freedoms in Conservative Christian Women’s Lives,” Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches. Oxford University Press. Edited by Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. 2017.

God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right (University Press of Kansas 2016).

“The 4th R: Encountering Conservative Christianity in the Classroom,” Thought & Action. Summer 2016.

“Christian Romance Novels: Inspiring Convention and Challenge,” in Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Edited by William Gleason and Eric Selinger. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2016.