Religion

Seth Dowland

Assistant Professor of American Religious History

Seth-Dowland Assistant Professor of American Religious History
Phone:
253-535-8125
Office:
Blomquist House - Room 8
Mon:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Biography

Seth Dowland teaches courses on American church history, Islam in America, religion and politics, and religion and gender. He approaches the study of religion historically, seeking to understand how traditions have evolved over time in response to political and cultural phenomena. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, gender, and American politics in the twentieth century. His book Family Values: Gender, Authority, and the Rise of the Christian Right is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Education

  • Ph.D., Religion, Duke University, 2007
  • M.A., Religion, Duke University, 2004
  • B.A., Religious Studies & History, University of Virginia, 2001

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • The intersection of religion, gender, and American politics in the twentieth century

Books

  • Family Values: Gender, Authority, and the Rise of the Christian Right, (University of Pennsylvania Press, October 30, 2015) : View Book

Accolades

  • Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award Recipient 2015-2016, Pacific Lutheran University