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Annie Blazer

Associate Professor

Email: [[alblazer]]
Interests: religion in North America; religion and popular culture; gender and sexuality; critical race studies; anthropology of religion; religion and urbanization
Office: Wren 304


Annie Blazer is an associate professor of religious studies. Her courses cover religion in America from the colonial to contemporary period. In particular, Professor Blazer's courses investigate the relationships between religions and American 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 Christian athletes in the U.S. Professor Blazer’s current research project investigates the effects of gentrification and re-urbanization on religious communities and focuses on the East End of Richmond, Virginia.

  • RELG 222 Religion in North America

  • RELG 344 Religion and Sports in the U.S.

  • RELG 345 Religion, Colonialism, and Nationalism in North America

  • RELG 347 New Religious Movements in America

  • RELG 391 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion