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Dr. Melani McAlister Will Be Visiting the University of Alabama Campus Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dr. Melani McAlister will be visiting the University of Alabama campus on Thursday, January 23, 2020 to present a talk in room 205 in Gorgas Library.

Talk Title: “The Persecuted Body: U.S. Evangelicals and the Politics of Suffering”

Dr. McAlister is a Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University. She has recently published The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals (Oxford, 2018) which explores how US evangelical Christians, white and black, have constructed their understandings of — and relationships with — people in the Middle East and Africa. She is also the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945 (rev. ed. 2005, orig. 2001) and is co-editor, with R. Marie Griffith, of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008).

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of American Studies, Political Science, History, Religious Studies, Gender and Race Studies, the Program for Middle East Studies, and New College.