Director of Online Learning and Digital Pedagogy, Hesston College
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. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on religion,
sexuality and gender, race and ethnicity, and conservative social and political movements, including hate and
extremist movements and violence. She is the author of God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American
Nationalism, and the Religious Right (University Press of Kansas 2016) as well as numerous articles and essays in
publications as diverse as Religion & American Culture, Journal of American Studies,., and Humanity & Society.
She loves field research and working with other writers to hone their craft. She blogs about her research and about
higher ed at AnyGoodThing.com and about religion, politics, and culture “from a (mostly) Mennonite perspective”
“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.