ProfileAnnie Blazer is an assistant professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her courses cover religion in America from the colonial to contemporary period. In particular, Dr. Blazer's courses investigate the relationship between religion and popular culture, paying attention to race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Professor Blazer's first book, Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry (NYU Press), was released in July 2015. The book is an ethnographic exploration of the religious experiences of contemporary Christian athletes in the U.S. She discusses the book in an interview with Marginalia Review of Books. Blazer serves as co-chair of the Religion, Sport, and Play Group for the American Academy of Religion and has also published scholarship on sports media, foodways, and teaching and learning in religious studies.