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Professor of Religion and American Culture, Michigan State University

Amy DeRogatis is a Professor of religion and American culture in the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University. She received the 2020 William J, Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at Michigan State University. Her most recent book "Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism" (Oxford, 2015) has been favorably reviewed in academic and popular journals and featured in a New York Times OpEd, The Atlantic Monthly, and Salon.com. Her first book, "Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier" (Columbia University Press, 2003) used cultural geography and spatial theory to examine missionary efforts on the nineteenth-century American frontier. DeRogatis is currently at work on a third book, "Mormon King" about James Jesse Strang and the Strangite community on Beaver Island, MI.

DeRogatis is also the co-director of the American Religious Sounds Project, a collaborative digital initiative, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, to document and interpret the diversity of American religious life by attending to its varied sonic cultures. The MSU Office of Engagement recently featured the project.

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    Professor of Religion and American Culture, Michigan State University