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Speaking through the stained glass ceiling
This dissertation considers the rhetorical leadership of three women bishops who are all “firsts” in important ways: Marjorie Matthews, the first woman bishop in any mainline Post-Reformation church, Leontine Kelly, the ...
Defending the sacred hearth
This thesis argues that the religious rhetoric of white Georgians created an environment in which violence against African Americans was not just an option, but a sacred duty. In 1904, a mob in Statesboro, Georgia lynched ...
The politics of commercial sexual exploitation of children
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) has become a growing topic of concern among the public and broader anti-trafficking movement. Previous research focused on the causes and consequences of CSEC, but less ...
This project explores the phenomenon of what has often been called the “Gypsy Problem” in nineteenth-century Britain. Although the Roma/Gypsies have been in Great Britain at least since 1505, interest in the Gypsies ...
“Missionary Mistresses: Evangelical Protestant Christianity and The Evolution of a New Southern Woman?, 1830-1930” analyzes white women’s religious expressions and actions in a South forever changed by the democratizing ...
Crafting Adams, chaperoning Eves
This dissertation examines the intersection of religion and gender in contemporary American evangelical discourses. Grounded in neo-traditionalist gender theology, the rhetoric of “biblical manhood and womanhood” is a body ...