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Here at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, we share our knowledge and findings with millions of people. Our faculty produce research on subjects that matter to people both locally and globally. These findings have been featured in more than 120 books and more than 1,000 articles, including articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Slate.com, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Globe and Mail and many more. The publications that are produced by our faculty go on to discuss the pressing concerns that society is facing today and are inclusive to a general audience as well as an academic audience. 



Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan
Donald Critchlow, Professor of History

Articles & Op/Eds

Take it from a former Division I athlete: College sports are like Jim Crow
The Los Angeles Times
Victoria Jackson, Lecturer of History

Does Presidential Character Matter in a Polarized Age?
History News Network
Donald Critchlow, Professor of History

Donald Trump and the battering of civil religion
Religion News Service
John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Mobilizing the dead in wartime Chongqing
Journal of Modern Chinese History
Linh Vu, Assistant Professor of History

Are we a nation under God or under Trump? It’s up to us to choose
Arizona Capitol Times
John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies




Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education
Andrew Barnes, Professor of History

Glückskinder der Einheit?: Lebenswege der um 1970 in der DDR Geborenen
Volker Benkert, Assistant Professor of History

Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda
Jason Bruner, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

"That's What They Used To Say" Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions
Donald Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History 


Judaism's Christianity: Cohen and Rosenzweig on the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity
The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Alexandra Aidler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

The Lady is Unvanquished 
The Immanent Frame
Tracy Fessenden, Associate Professor of Religious Studies 

Six Degrees of the Mongol Empire: Using Thought Experiments to Prepare World History Teachers
The History Teacher
Lauren Harris, Associate Professor of History Education

Water Consumption and Sustainability in Arizona: A Tale of Two Desert Cities
Journals of the Southwest
Paul Hirt, Professor of History

The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Racial divides have been holding American workers back for more than a century
Washington Post
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History

Agroecosystem energy transitions in the old and new worlds: trajectories and determinants at the regional scale
Regional Environmental Change
Joshua MacFadyen, Assistant Professor of History