Faculty

Ryan Harper, MA, MTS, PhD

Historical Studies


EDUCATION

B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 2000
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2002
M.T.S., Duke University Divinity School, 2006
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013

BIOGRAPHY

Ryan Harper (he/him/his) comes to Union by way of Colby College, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Ryan teaches courses on American religion, the arts, and the environment. He is the author of The Gaithers and Souther Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Mississippi, 2017), and My Beloved Had a Vineyard, winner of the 2017 Prize Americana in poetry (Poetry of Press Americana, 2018). A resident of New York City and Waterville, Maine, Ryan is the creative arts editor of the American Religion Journal.

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