Current Institutional Affiliation
PhD Candidate, Harvard University

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Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
PhD Candidate, Religion, Harvard University
Faithful Dissent: The Women Leading Politically Progressive Evangelical Counterpublics

This dissertation centers politically progressive evangelical women’s leadership and the lay community that has formed on social media in the contemporary United States. The co-created community allows space for religiously-motivated political speech that pushes against the dominant socially and economically conservative hegemony of the Religious Right. This study will explore how media networks have enabled the rise of new religious leaders, transcending boundaries of politics, gender, and race. Using ethnographic and historical methods, this work contributes to the understanding of the relationship between evangelicalism and politics, the role of female religious leadership, and religious media networks.