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Religious Studies welcomes new faculty member

Chad Seales will teach courses on religion in the United States

Posted: October 3, 2011

The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Chad Seales to the faculty in fall 2011. Professor Seales works on religion in the United States, with particular interests in American Protestantism, religion in the American South, and religion and popular culture. He is currently completing his first book, Good Blood and Honest Sweat: Material Religion in a Southern Protestant Town, which examines the ritual responses of southern Protestants to the arrival of Latino migrants in Siler City, North Carolina. Professor Seales is teaching two courses this fall, an upper-division course called "What is Religion?" and a graduate seminar on "Capitalism and Religion." In spring 2012 he will teach two undergraduate courses, "Evangelical Christianity" and "Religion and Film." Prior to coming to UT, Professor Seales taught at New College of Florida and George Mason University. He earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007.

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