S. Brent Rodriguez Plate’s teaching and research explore how human sense perceptions affect ways of being religious, and how the operations of religious traditions impact our sensual encounters. Investigating the material cultures of religious traditions, Plate's work is interdisciplinary, moving between developments in cultural anthropology, art history, film studies, and cognitive science, along with religious studies. Among his 14 books are "Blasphemy: Art that Offends" (2006), "A History of Religion in 5½ Objects" (2014), and "Religion and Film" (2nd ed, 2017). He is co-founder and managing editor of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief, and serves on several editorial boards for journals and book series.
Rodriguez-Plate's essays have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Religion Dispatches, The Christian Century, Huffington Post, Killing the Buddha, America, and elsewhere.
For more information, please visit: www.sbrentplate.net
Visiting Associate Professor, Hamilton College
Associate professor, Texas Christian University
Assistant Professor , Texas Christian University
Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World (2nd ed), Columbia University Press
Religion in Museums. Co-edited with Crispin Paine, Gretchen Buggeln, Bloomsbury Academic
A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects, Beacon Press
The Religion and Film Reader. Co-edited with Jolyon Mitchell, Routledge
Blasphemy: Art that Offends, Black Dog Press
Walter Benjamin, Religion, and Aesthetics: Rethinking Religion Through the Arts, Routledge