Keegan Defends Dissertation

PhD candidate in American Religion Brenna Keegan successfully defended her dissertation today, which was titled "After Eden: Religion and Labor in the American West, 1868-1914." Chair of Religious Studies, David Morgan, chaired her exam committee, and Kate Bowler, Joe Winters, Betsy Olson (UNC-CH), and Robert Orsi (Northwestern) were the other committee members.

Keegan recently announced that she has accepted a two-year position as the Ainsworth Visiting Scholar at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. She will teach in the Religious Studies Department in the fall and facilitate the American Culture Program in the spring.

Best wishes to Brenna from all of us in the Graduate Program in Religion!