Tracy Fessenden


Associate Professor of Religious Studies


School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies


Tracy Fessenden (Arizona State University) is Associate Professor of Gender and Religion, specializing in western religious traditions, religion and literature, and American religious and cultural history. Her recent work focuses on religion, race, gender, and sexuality in American cultural history, on the relationship between religion and the secular in American public life, and on questions of religion and violence. She is co-editor of The Puritan Origins of American Sex: Religion, Sexuality, and National Identity in American Literature (2001) and the author of recently released, Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular and American Literature (2006).