Engaging with Communities for Justice Conference

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 19-21, 2017 Engaging with Communities for Justice 4th International Conference on Hate Studies 3rd floor, Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington Presenter submission deadline: May 30, 2017 (Click here for submission form) Early attendee registration deadline: September 15, 2017 (Click here for registration form) This conference is one of the leading interdisciplinary academic... Continue Reading →

_God Hates_ Reviewed in _Kansas History_

Thanks to Kansas History for reviewing God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right in its most recent issue.  From the review: The heart of the book is devoted to positioning the WBC on the antigay religious spectrum. Barrett-Fox cites potent antigay quotes from leaders of the Religious Right that are nearly identical to rhetoric from... Continue Reading →

Why _I_ Teach Online

If you are skeptical about the ways that online learning is an act of social justice, check out Devooney Looser's recent piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Why I Teach Online."  She focuses on the way that women, in particular, benefit from online courses, which can be as (or more) rigorous and engaging as in-person... Continue Reading →

_God Hates_ Reviewed in the American Journal of Sociology

Thanks to the American Journal of Sociology and reviewer Bernadette Barton of Morehead State University for reviewing God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right this month. I love both Pray the Gay Away: The Secret Lives of Bible Belt Gays and Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers (which is on my soc of sex syllabus for the summer!),... Continue Reading →

2017 Lincoln Ideas Forum: Hate of the Nation

Measuring Hate by its Consequences: Love and Hate in Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Only in the most extreme cases do people see themselves as hateful. Most of the time, they see themselves as loving. This is as true for Westboro Baptists, the most (in)famous anti-gay church in the US, as well as more violent extremists,... Continue Reading →

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