Beverly Lucas

Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Beverly Lucas received her B.A. in Religion and English from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC in May 2006, graduating with College and Departmental Honors. During her undergraduate program, she completed an internship at the Moravian Archives of the Southern Province where she assisted with cataloguing and document preservation. Her undergraduate studies focused on the relationship of religion and literature as well as gender in religion, which complemented her minor in Women and Gender Studies.

Currently at Arizona State University, Beverly is a doctoral student in the Religions of the Americas Ph.D. track, having completed her M.A. in Religious Studies at ASU in 2008. Her thesis examined the Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas using feminist theory. Beverly has also completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies at ASU and draws upon this theory and method for her work in the Religions of the Americas track.

Beverly's dissertation research examines digital varities of religious literacy with an emphasis on the expression of religious (in)tolerance and the public sphere. In examining how digital platforms both police and expand the boundaries of what constitutes "religion," Beverly is interested in how knowledge of, and about, religion is articulated in the virtual world and its offline implications. She is particularly drawn to questions of access and performance of authority regarding religion in online manifestations with an emphasis on the gendered and Protestantized norms that are expressed in the case studies.

Advisor: Dr. Tracy Fessenden

Matriculated August 2008

Education

B.A. in Religion and English from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, May 2006

M.A. in Religious Studies at ASU, 2008

Research Interests

-American Religious History

-Digital Religion

-Religious Intolerance

-Gender and Religion

-Religion and the Public Sphere

-Religion and Popular Culture

Courses

Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 320 American Religious Traditions
REL 321 Religion in America
REL 390 Women and Religion
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
REL 390 Women and Religion
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 321 Religion in America
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 320 American Religious Traditions
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 321 Religion in America
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World