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Michael Evans awarded Louisville Institute dissertation writing fellowship

Michael Evans has been awarded a year-long dissertation writing fellowship by the Louisville Institute. The fellowship is for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity. Michael’s dissertation investigates the connections between elite public conversations about religion and science and the everyday lives of American religious believers. Using discourse analysis, archival research, and in-depth interviews with ordinary Americans, he looks at how particular persons become seen as representative of religion or science in four key debates: human origins, stem cell research, origins of homosexuality, and environmental policy. This research illuminates how elite public conversation can shape the daily experience of American religious life, and increases our understanding of the indirect mechanisms that shape institutional configurations in American religion. Congrats Michael.

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