L. Benjamin Rolsky

Adjunct Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

L. Benjamin Rolsky received his PhD from Drew University in American Religious Studies. At present, he teaches at Monmouth University in History and Anthropology, and at Rutgers University in Religion as an Adjunct. His work has appeared in a variety of academic and popular venues including Method and Theory in the Study of Religion and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion as well as The Christian Century, The Los Angeles Review of Books, CNN Opinion, and the Religion and Culture Forum at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include religion and politics, the study of popular culture, and critical theory.

Rolsky’s first monograph, The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond, is forthcoming this Fall from Columbia University Press. Once complete, he plans to begin research on a second book project that examines the history of the New Christian Right across the 20th century.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Professor of History, Religion, and Anthropology, Monmouth University

Education

  • 2016 
    Drew University, American Religious History