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Tracy Fessenden

TRACY.FESSENDEN@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
SHPRS Religious Studies Facult
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

ECA 347 (Map)
(480)965-7467

Bio

Tracy Fessenden teaches in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, where she has served as Associate Director and Faculty Head in Religious Studies.  Prior to receiving the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia she studied literature at Yale University.   Her work focuses gender, race, and sexuality in American religious history; religion and American literature and the arts; and the relationship between religion and the secular in American law and public life.  She is the author of Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature   (Princeton UP, 2007; paperback 2013), co-editor of The Puritan Origins of American Sex: Religion, Sexuality and National Identity in American Literature (Routledge, 2001) and Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference (Columbia UP, 2013), and General Editor of the North American Religions series at New York University Press. Her recent articles and essays have appeared in American Literary History, Religion & Politics, a special issue of Religion on “The Study of American Religions: Critical Reflections on a Specialization,” The Immanent Frame:  Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, Early American Literature, New Literary History, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, and in edited collections and anthologies.  An affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Prof. Fessenden has been a co-principal investigator or project team member on numerous research projects, including Public Religion, the Secular, and Democracy and Teaching and Talking about Religion in Public, supported by the Ford Foundation, and Religion and International Affairs: Through the Prism of Rights and Gender, supported by the Luce Foundation. She is currently at work on a book about Billie Holiday.

 

 

Courses

Summer 2015

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HST 484 Internship

Spring 2015

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REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

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REL 599 Thesis
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

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REL 599 Thesis

Spring 2014

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HST 691 Seminar
PHI 691 Seminar
REL 592 Research
REL 691 Seminar
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

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REL 202 Religion and Popular Culture
REL 595 Continuing Registration
REL 599 Thesis
REL 691 Seminar
REL 792 Research
REL 795 Continuing Registration
REL 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

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REL 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

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REL 301 Comparative Mysticism
REL 502 Research Mthds-Religious Study
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 691 Seminar

Fall 2012

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HST 780 Practicum
REL 390 Women and Religion
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 691 Seminar

Summer 2012

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REL 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

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POS 598 Special Topics
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 598 Special Topics
REL 603 Teaching World Religions
REL 691 Seminar

Fall 2011

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REL 307 Approaches to Religion
REL 390 Women and Religion
REL 590 Reading and Conference

Summer 2011

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REL 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

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REL 499 Individualized Instruction
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 592 Research
REL 599 Thesis
REL 691 Seminar
REL 792 Research
REL 795 Continuing Registration
REL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
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REL 307 Approaches to Religion
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 592 Research
REL 599 Thesis
REL 691 Seminar
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Cady,Linell E * , Carlson,John , Fessenden,Tracy , . Public Religion, the Secular, and Democracy: An International Cross-disciplinary Project. FORD FDN (7/1/2007 - 12/31/2012).
  2. Cady,Linell E * , Broome,Benjamin J , Carlson,John , Fessenden,Tracy , Saenz,Delia Sonia , Umar,Muhammad Sani , . Teaching and Talking About Religion in Public: A Proposal to Develop an Innovative Undergraduate Curriculum and Certificate Program in Religion and. FORD FDN (3/1/2006 - 2/29/2008).
  3. Fessenden,Tracy * . VEILED POWER: THE SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY AND THE BLACK PRESENCE IN AMERICAN CATHOLICISM. NEH (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2000).
  4. Fessenden,Tracy * . PEW PROGRAM FELLOWSHIP IN RELIGION & AMERICAN HISTORY. YALE UNIV (7/1/1998 - 6/30/1999).

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