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Director of Undergraduate Studies & Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Jason Bruner is an Assistant Professor of Global Christianity at Arizona State University. He has a particular interest in the histories of Christian missions, European imperialism, and the growth of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. His first book, "Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda" (University of Rochester Press, 2017), is a cultural history of a Christian revival movement in Uganda from the early 1930s to the mid 1950s. He is currently working on a second book, titled "A Global War on Christians? History, Evidence, and Analysis," which will provide a genealogy of American Christian discourses of global religious violence, giving particular attention to how the theme of religious persecution has come to frame American perceptions of Christianity worldwide.

In addition to scholarly journal articles and book chapters, his writing has appeared in publications such as the Marginalia Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Religion Dispatches, Religion & Politics, and Sacred Matters. He has also published creative nonfiction pieces at River Teeth, Image Journal, and BioStories.


  • –present
    Director of Undergraduate Studies & Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Arizona