Plenary 101: Richard P. Howard Lecture (7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15)

Title:   Intimate Exposure: The Charley Douglass Daguerreotype and American Religious History” by Dr. Amy DeRogatis


Biographical Sketch:  Dr. Amy DeRogatis is a professor of religion and American culture and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism (Oxford, 2015) and, Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier (Columbia University Press, 2003) and numerous articles and essays on religion, sexuality and gender.

She is currently at work on a third book, “Mormon King” about James Jesse Strang and the Strangite community on Beaver Island, MI. DeRogatis is the co-director (with Isaac Weiner, OSU) of the American Religious Sounds Project, a collaborative digital initiative, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, to document and interpret the diversity of American religious life by attending to its varied sonic cultures.