Emily Bailey

Associate Professor

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Education

BA, Religion, Smith College
MA, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh
MS, Learning Design & Technology, UMGC
PhD, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Expertise

American Religious History
Christian History
Comparative Religions
Material Culture
Digital Humanities
Immersive Technologies

Biography

Dr. Bailey is a historian of religion who researches sectarian and innovative expressions of religion in nineteenth and early twentieth-century America. She is especially interested in the intersections of food and material culture with religion at that time. With a passion for learning design, she is also a scholar of pedagogy, and works to incorporate emerging technologies into her religious studies and Honors College classrooms. Her work has been published in the International Journal for the Study of New Religions, the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, and Religion, Attire, and Adornment in North America (Columbia University Press), in addition to several encyclopedias and teaching resources.

Selected Publications

“‘An Index to the Heart’: Seventh-day Adventist Dress,” in Religion, Attire, and Adornment in North America, eds. Marie W. Dallum and Benjamin E. Zeller (Columbia University Press, 2023).

“Promises of Purity: Adventist Approaches to Sanctification through Health Reform,” International Journal for the Study of New Religions. Vol. 10, no. 2 (2020): 159-184.

Special Issue: Theorizing and Teaching Food and Religion, “Making Sense of Religion and Food,” Bulletin for the Study of Religion. Vol. 46, no. 2 (2017): 18-24.