Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies
208A Coates Hall
History of Religion in the United States, History of Christianity, Religion in Southern
Culture, American Catholic History, Religion in Louisiana, Religion and Film
Current Research Interests
American religious history; Religion in the Mississippi River Valley; Religion in French colonial Louisiana; Religion in the U.S. South; Religion and the Environment; American Catholicism
Interested in Directing Theses On
American Catholicism; American religious history; Religion in the U.S. South, the Gulf South, and/or Louisiana
BA, Louisiana State University (2002)
MA, Florida State University (2003)
PhD, Florida State University (2007)
Awards and Honors
Public Humanities Fellow, The Whiting Foundation, 2017-2018
Emerging Scholar Rainmaker Award, LSU, 2014
Summer Stipend, NEH 2013
Art Works Grant, NEA, 2012
Religion in America: The Basics (Routledge, 2017)
Gods of the Mississippi (Editor), Religion in North America Series (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013).
Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870, Religion in America Series (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
Water Like Stone: A Portrait of a Louisiana Fishing Village (Co-Producer with Zack Godshall), 2013.