Hi! And welcome to emilysuzanneclark.wordpress.com.
I’m currently a PhD candidate at Florida State University in the Department of Religion focusing in American religious history. My dissertation is on religion and race in 19th century New Orleans, tracking how religion mediated the city’s cultural, political, and social changes from the late antebellum period through Reconstruction. For more, check out my Research page. My dissertation focuses on the Afro-creole practice of 19th century Spiritualism, but also includes discussions about Catholicism, Voudou, and the religiosity of Mardi Gras Indians.
In addition to being a graduate student in the Religion Department at FSU, I teach undergraduate courses for the department. I’m also a contributor on the Religion in American History blog (the best academic blog on religion in American culture and history around, though I might be biased). Since fall 2011, I have served as the managing editor for the Journal of Southern Religion and was the journal’s web editor from 2011-2012. Working first as an Assistant to the Editors in Book Reviews for Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, the official journal for the American Society of Church History and now as the Senior Assistant to the Editors for the past year has further allowed me to contribute to the academic community.
When not engaged in academia, I enjoy running, playing soccer, hiking, reading about what Greil Marcus calls “the old, weird America” (my love of Americana knows no bounds), and occasionally sleeping.
Feel free to contact me (email@example.com) about research, teaching, either of the journals, or any topic or idea raised in my blog posts.