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Rachel Lindsey

Departmental Area: American Religious History
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Address: Department of Religion
641 University Way / P.O. Box 3061520
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520
Office: 107B DOD Hall
Email: rmlindsey@fsu.edu
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Curriculum Vitae


Rachel McBride Lindsey is a historian of religion in America who has teaching and research interests in visual and material culture, religion in popular culture, race, and gender. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012 where she wrote a dissertation that explores the entangled histories of vernacular photography and American religion in the nineteenth century.

Research Interests

  • Material cultures of religion
  • Race and religion
  • Tactility and religious experience

Teaching Areas

  • Religion in American History
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Material Culture in the Study of Religion
  • American Religion and the Movies
  • Technologies of Religious Experience in American History