Kate Kelley

Kate Kelley
Religious Studies

PhD, Folklore and Culture Program, University of Missouri
Graduate Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
M.Phil., Religion, Culture, and Critical Theory, University of Stirling, Scotland
M.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: 

I am interested in the ways that the intersections of religion, race and, gender are constructed and expressed in US culture in the form of monsters. My dissertation was focused on monsters that police the boundaries of Whiteness, namely, the Night Rider, the Klansman, the Night Doctor, and the American zombie. 


Current Teaching
RS 1100 Introduction to Religion
RS 3451 Religion in Science Fiction
RS 3350 Monsters in Western Folklore and Religion